Your children and your pets are already remarkably similar. They both don’t listen when you want them to. They would eat pretty much any junk they can get their hands and paws on. They also typically smell a little funky.
But these little ones went a bit too far. They’re actually convinced they’re animals, and we’re having a hard time telling them apart ourselves!
1. Get after it, kid.
Do you know… Joking with your toddler helps set them up for social success, according to research presented at the Economic and Social Research Councils’ Festival of Social Science 2011. When parents joke and pretend, it gives young kids the tools to think creatively, make friends and manage stress. So feel free to play court jester — your kids will thank you later.
2. That’ll keep ’em in one place, at least.
Do you know… Parents who express negative emotions toward their infants or handle them roughly are likely to find themselves with aggressive kindergartners.