For many centuries, parents have been using pacifiers to help soothe and calm cranky infants and toddlers. Some children readily give up their pacifiers when they become toddlers; other children refuse to part with their pacifers and need some encouragement to do so.
When my cousins and I were young, my grandfather made a sign that still hangs from the wall of the house. It said, “Thou Shalt Not Whine.”
Many parents dread the “terrible two’s”. There’s a reason for that!
Around two years old, most children are intent upon exploring their world. This means that they need constant supervision because they get into everything! With their sense of curiosity on overdrive, they can easily get into dangerous situations very quickly. They are also getting a sense of “self” and exploring their independence.