Like many parents of toddlers, you might find yourself in the position of trying to figure out your kid’s signals.
That is because children typically can use only about 50 words by their second birthday, although they understand much more words.
This means you have to depend on your child’s body language most of the time to figure out what she’s feeling or wanting — and when you don’t succeed, she may go into meltdown mode.
For example, if your 1-year-old toddler pushes or runs away from you, it doesn’t mean that she wants to get away from you.
Instead, that running away would mean that she feels that she could do things by herself.
In this situation, it is better to stay near to offer a safe refuge in your arms in case your toddler needs it after her trip.