As parents, we pretend to be the experts at everything. After all, our kids turn to us for the answers to all of life’s questions! It’s a daunting task, and some days we nail it – some days we don’t.
You may feel like you spend your day telling your toddler what to do (and what not to do). But in between the arguments about what to wear, where to wee and what to eat, you might discover that our toddlers are teaching us a thing or two as well. Here are some of the life lessons our toddlers are teaching us each and every day.
1. Empathy and compassion are everything
Despite their young age, a toddler’s ability to understand these complex emotions is amazing. Their ability to feel empathy towards living creatures (and stuffed animals) and demonstrate kindness to pretty much everything, from a speck of dirt to a bug someone accidentally squashed, can be exasperating, but it is also so sweet.