“When you feel so mad that you want to roar, take a deep breath, and count to four.” Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Those are the words that my husband, Kenny, sang to our two year old, Cecelia, over the weekend at lunchtime. She immediately stopped her tantrum and a smile lit up her beautiful face. I immediately thought, Wow! That’s brilliant! This isn’t the first time we have used songs from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to help out our two toddlers. There is also a song about sharing that’s another favorite.
A toddler tantrum can be stressful and wearing, but it can also turn into a joyous moment when you help it become a learning experience for both you and your child. Cecelia learned how to calm down and eat lunch peacefully. The song was also a good reminder to Kenny and me that even though these moments can be challenging, we can learn to be patient and find the joy.
What have you learned from your toddlers and what are you trying to help them with when it comes to their emotions?
Our girls enjoy the splash pad and riding/pushing their car in the backyard. Pure joy!
I totally agree! Daniel Tiger has sooo many useful tools. I feel like its under-recognized and under-utilized in the parenting world.
Aww!!! Your girls are adorable!
Thank you so much! ❤️
We like Daniels Tiger tips.
Daniel Tiger tips are so helpful!
Lovely kids, they look so happy in the splash pool
A short but beautiful post! I used to sing at my children, but in a high and awful operatic tone to get them to stop and listen. I think songs from Daniel Tiger are much better. 🙂 This lovely post reminded me of all the challenging but wonderful moments from my babies’ early years. None of my four are actually babies anymore! I loved reading this; it took me back to sweet moments I enjoyed as a young mama, too. God bless your family!
Thank you so much! You sound like a very loving mother!
You are so right that toddler tantrums can be very trying. We have a three year old who is the most adorable when she’s throwing a tantrum. We try to enjoy the moment or ignore her as long as she’s safe.
I totally understand where you’re coming from! Makes sense!