When my son was little, he experienced what most curious toddlers experience – the “look but don’t touch” phase. Everything shiny and new, old and familiar, and all things within reach captured his attention.
Other parents with little ones chose to put everything of value away in a closet or high on a shelf so as not to have their treasures destroyed by their inquisitive toddler. I, however, chose to teach my son what he could and could not touch and the consequences of his choices.
I felt that this was the best training tool for me, as I knew he would want to explore similar objects in the homes of my family and friends who did not have small children. It seemed to work. He developed an understanding and appreciation of the things he could not hold in his hand and respected the value of