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This Mom Posted About A Major Issue In Parenting Toddlers And It’s Raising Voices

Children are adorable, but only when they are babies.

I’m sorry, am I creating controversy here? Read on, and you will know how important today’s topic is and how it raises debates all over the world.

Everybody loves babies. But only until they are calm and quiet. Yes, there are exceptions in loving kids. Babies turn into toddlers in no time, and it’s pretty harsh for the parents. I know it sounds mean but have you seen them when they start fussing over things and start crying like there’s an apocalypse or something?!

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Daddies usually don’t get to see their toddlers throwing tantrums because fortunately, they are away at work but the poor mothers… Oh God, bless them.

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Yes, it’s the mums who have to run after the kids and feed them and control them and change them and take care of them and oh the list goes on… And she does this all while enduring all their mood swings. Sometimes the mothers get exhausted and impatient and just can’t take it anymore. That’s when the scolding and the spanking starts.

This mom, though, seems to handle the situation pretty well. Not just that, she is gathering the world to agree with her too. It does seem fair after all.

Mary Katherine Backstorm, a blogger mom’s posts about the ‘terrible twos’ is going viral on social media. She is calling out to all parents to let them know how their young ones deserve some pity. Here is a post from her blog showing her own toddler’s view. The post starts as follows:

I am 2. I am not terrible…I am frustrated. I am nervous, stressed out, overwhelmed, and confused. I need a hug.

This is the diary of a 2-year-old according to Backstorm:

I am 2. No one will let me dress myself, no one will let me move my own body where it needs to go, no one will let me attend to my own needs.

However, I am expected to know how to share, “listen”, or “wait a minute”. I am expected to know what to say and how to act or handle my emotions. I am expected to sit still or know that if I throw something it might break….But, I do NOT know these things.

I am not allowed to practice my skills of walking, pushing, pulling, zipping, buttoning, pouring, serving, climbing, running, throwing or doing things that I know I can do. Things that interest me and make me curious, these are the things I am NOT allowed to do.

This post just took the Internet by storm. And we can understand why.

We as adults cannot perceive what the little ones are feeling and how intimidating it must be for them around grown-ups who are always dashing around fretting upon petty things. Let’s take another look, shall we? As the two-year-old explains:

Today I woke up and wanted to get dressed by myself but was told “No, we don’t have time, let me do it.”

This made me sad.

I wanted to feed myself for breakfast but was told,
“No, you’re too messy, let me do it for you.”

This made me feel frustrated.

These are some of the peoples’ comments on the post who related to and who were touched by this post.

This made us all cry.

This post did ignite a dispute in some.

So what do you think about this issue? Do leave a comment to let us know your views.

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