When confronted with a toddler’s defiance, a parent’s initial response might involve anger or the revocation of privileges. Disregarding the situation was not an option, considering the freezing weather outside.
In a different and practical approach, Juliette’s father abstained from pleading or bargaining. Instead, he hoisted her up by the front of her zippered jacket, managing two shopping bags in the other hand, and made his way into the house.
Juliette, despite her resistance, remained limp in her jacket, yet a video of the incident captured her smiling, clearly enjoying her impromptu free ride.
If you’ve experienced the challenges of parenting a toddler, you likely have a trove of stories reflecting your own children’s acts of defiance.