Personal: Oh yes… my kid is a TOTAL tester!

150 150 Hillary Lachman

So I just have to ask how you as a parent deal with the “testing” stage. I know it’s completely normal and part of development but it drives me nuts. Let me give a prime example.

Lilly will be sitting on my lap and will pinch me or grab me hard for instance. I tell her “pinching is not nice. It hurts mommy. Do you want a time out?!” “yes time out” then she pinches me and runs over to her time out spot! I am totally not even kidding. Is that even “testing?” Or is that just being a typical 2 year old?!

When do they stop?!