As a Supernanny, I pride myself on my ability to understand my young charges, an unspoken bond existing between us. However, when it comes to toddlers, it is in the realm of the verbal that a vast divide in understanding may occur. Toddler Speak, also known as gibberish, poppycock, and “huh?” is both endearing and confounding at the same time. Hearing a child formulate his/her first words is so adorable, it’s the chance to hear his/her speaking voice, which in and of itself is heart-melting. That combined with his/ her earnest efforts to communicate? So awesome, though not a little bit puzzling. Read the rest of this entry »
Ah, potty training, that inevitable bridge every child must cross. Whether they cross it without getting a little wet in the process, is a chance one must be willing to take. I have helped to potty train several children and have succeeded in my task because of a couple of other “P” words, persistence and patience.