Last night was horrible. There was wooden knife wielding, despair, crying, yelling, screaming and evil laughter. It went on for hours! You might be asking if I was watching a horror movie, maybe one of the crazy sadistically sick ones. Nope, it was a typical night putting my two-year-old to bed.
Don’t get me wrong, she can be really smart and sweet and lovable. At night, the crazy comes out and it’s time to run for cover. I have asked the doctor if something is wrong with her, am I not doing something right. My first child has always been good. He has always been. The two kids are polar opposites. I just wanted to know where this was coming from and how I can get her to go to bed without fighting with her and ultimately giving up and letting her sleep in my bed. The doctor kind of blamed it on me and my always giving in. She told me to try the method where you let the child cry, but I can’t do it without giving up. There has to be another way. As soon as I got the chance I “librarianed” it and came up with tons of resources.
If your sweet baby sometimes turns into Stitch from the movie Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (I watch a lot of kid’s movies and shows. This one is our current favorite) there are plenty of resources out there to help you.
This is a list of great books from the library that can help with parenting a toddler. We also have great picture books you can read to your little ones to ease them into slumber.
The library also has a Mothers of Toddlers group specifically designed for mothers of children ages 12-35months.