Toddlers: Are you expecting too much from them

Jboss April 27, 2021

Toddlers: Are you expecting too much from them

It is natural to expect a few things from your kid, but most parents don’t realize when their expectations are crossing the limit.

Well! There is a thin line between expectations and over expectations, maybe being a new parent you may not realize it, but you have to understand that a kid cannot be perfect at all time.

According to experts, nowadays toddlers are bombarded with unrealistic expectations, which in turn leads to stress.

Sadly, most parents often don’t realize that they’re expecting more than a kid’s capacity.

Some baseless and unrealistic expectations

Below we’ve got you some baseless and unrealistic expectations that parent always demands from their kids.

Always Be In A Good Mood

Always want our toddlers not to cry and be in a good mood at all time. Do you think it’s possible? Of course the answer is NO!

When you as an adult cannot keep a good mood throughout the day, then how can you expect it from a toddler?

Though, it is very irritating when kids become moody and cranky, but you have to understand that they do have their everyday issues and you being a parent is supposed to assist them out instead of imposing your expectations on them.

Never Mess Up

Parents always expect their toddler to keep their toys at their place and never to mess up with other things. But hey! It’s just a toddler, who doesn’t understand how things are runned.

At times toddlers end up with a mess. Take for instance, toddlers love to draw their imaginations on every piece of paper that they see. In such a situation, you are supposed to keep your relevant documents at a safe place instead of expecting the toddler not to tamper with them.

Ignore Our Bad Habits

Always remember that toddlers learn things from their parents and from people around them.

Expecting your toddler to ignore your bad habits is the most unrealistic expectation ever. If you abuse others in front of them, how can you expect your kid not to learn those abusive words? It is better not to display your bad habits in front of the toddler.

He Should Be A Fast Learner

If you’re expecting your toddler to learn everything with a blink of an eye, let me tell you, you’re just expecting too much.

Few toddlers can grasp well and few moves as per their pace, but that doesn’t make them weak in learning the new things and concepts.

Never discourage or scold your baby to learn quickly. Don’t worry, they’ll learn.

Always Forgive

You can’t always treat your child the way it pleases you want and then expect them to be reasonable with you in return.

Just like an average human, even a toddler can’t forgive their parents for everything. If you are acting ill with your kid, be ready to face the consequences instead of expecting him to act normal.

So if you are a parent having high expectations as mentioned above or anything similar from your toddler, stop right away and think again because these unrealistic expectations will create unnecessary distance between you and your toddler.


Parenting is a tough job and being a parent is stressful enough, don’t lose your head over a toddler who is just learning. Be patient with them, desist from ill activities and see how your beautiful creation will turn into a good human being.

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