Imagine: your little hero, an angel at his best behaviour, and all of a sudden he starts to stomp around and scream his lungs out just because his wish is not granted. What happened to his halo? Is he growing horns now? When you encounter moments like this, you will be left wondering if your kid really loves you. If you are one of those parents who live in constant fear that your little hero is drifting away from you, read the article below. This is one of the many interesting articles that I found in www.babycenter.com:
The bond between you and your little hero grows stronger in the toddler years, even if he spends much of the time stomping and screaming. In fact, those fits are a testament to your closeness. Tantrums from toddlers are a bit like lover's quarrels:)
1. Your newborn stares into your eyes — he's actually working hard to memorize your face. He doesn't understand anything else about the world, but he knows you're important.
2. Your baby thinks about you even when you're not around. Between 8 and 12 months old, he'll start to scrunch his face and look around when you leave the room — and he'll smile when you return.
3. Your little hero throws wicked tantrums. Nope, those screaming fits don't mean he's stopped loving you. He wouldn't be so hurt and angry if he didn't trust you so deeply.
4. Your little hero runs to you for comfort when he falls down or feels sad. Kids this age may not truly understand the meaning of "I love you", but their actions speak louder than words.
5. Your little hero gives you a flower picked from the garden, a finger-painted heart, a sparkly rock, or any other little thing that he finds dear.
6. Your little hero wants your approval. He'll start to be more cooperative around the house, and he'll look for chances to impress. "Look at me!" will become a catchphrase.
7. Your little hero trusts you with secrets, like his first crush or his most embarrassing moment. You're his confidante, even if he shies away from your hugs or wipes off your kiss in public.
Your little hero has a rich range of emotions. (If you spend 15 minutes with him in a grocery store, there's a good chance you'll see every one of them.) But, he still doesn't understand the concept of "love" as you know it. They often throw the word around loosely: They may say they love you, but they'll also say they love their books or their toys or their third-favorite cereal. (Remember, these are the same people who like to call all four-legged animals "doggies".) Even so, you don't have to worry about your place in your hero's universe. He's keenly aware that you're important, and when he gets hurt or wants to cuddle, he doesn't run to his toys or the cereal cupboard. He'll run to you instead:)
* The photo above was taken after their 1st school sports day 2007:)