“Are you ready to go to the slide?” I ask.
“No! More pushes!” My 2-year-old daughter is in a swing phase. And by swing phase, I mean she wants to do that activity with a single-minded focus that outlasts my interest by 15 minutes. It’s beautiful that she’s learning and enjoying herself and smiling adorably but oh-my-gosh-why-can’t-we-switch-to-something-else?! I’m crawling out of my skin with impatience, which is ironic because I’m helping both girls practice ways to be patient every day. Remembering this, I try to flip my internal script. I decide to ask the developing expert.Read More