8 Things Teenagers and Toddlers Have in Common

Photo by: Tracey Clark
They push you away
I remember the days when my toddler would try to wiggle her way out of my arms. I feel a similar struggle with my teen. The closer I try to get, the more ... more 
Photo by: Tracey Clark
They push you away
I remember the days when my toddler would try to wiggle her way out of my arms. I feel a similar struggle with my teen. The closer I try to get, the more she'll push me away. The object is learning how close I can get without eliciting a push back response. Or when I do get the push, that I don't take it personally. I've heard it said that the pushing in their job (both as toddler and as teen) which make make it a tiny bit easier to take.
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Fri, Oct 26, 2012 4:12 PM EDT
Even before my oldest daughter hit her teens, I heard a lot of stories about what having a teenager was like. I listened, but I will say that I wasn't expecting to revisit so much of my daughter's toddlerhood now that she's a teen. Who knew? Here's my list of 8 ways having a teenager is like having a toddler: - By Tracey Clark



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