25 months old
Has your two-year-old started to exert her independence? We’re talking about stomping, screaming, defying and all those other frustrating (and totally normal for this age) behaviors. Two-year-olds are possibly the most stubborn, self-centered creatures on earth. They want what they want, when they want it -- usually, right now! Hang in there, mama. The good news is that your child’s stubborn streak means she’s going through a ton of cognitive growth. She now understands that she’s a separate person who can make things happen in the world. And eventually, things will get less, um, dramatic.