This little boy is doing 2 in the most epic textbook way...he is tough, he is naughty, he is wild....and he is also sweet, and compassionate and kind. 2 and 3 have been the toughest ages for me. I’m constantly trying to be a better mother every day. I study them, learn from them, experiment with different techniques, draw comfort and support from my @mombrain community. Patience, kindness, and time are fundamental to these difficult stages. It’s hard, but that combo never lets me down. I have a new mantra whenever Leo is having a tough time: I love you, and I’m going to help you go through this phase...it must be tough to have such wild emotions—so I am here for you and we will sort it out together. We got this 💫. If I repeat that in my head, or share it with him, I find that I summon the strength to be a better mommy, roll up my sleeves, and tackle the situation at hand. Do I get it right all the time? Definitely not...but I dust myself off and get back up again, knowing that he will grow out of this ❤️. Share your wisdom and experiences below. We all need it!