One simple fact most parents can agree on: parenting a toddler isn’t easy. Whether it’s throwing food or throwing tantrums, even the most normal toddler behavior can be really tough to handle when life gets overwhelming. That’s why Big Little Feelings wants to help. Started by real-life best friends Deena Margolin (a LMFT and self-proclaimed neuroscience nerd) and Kristin Gallant (a parent coach and former early-education specialist), Big Little Feelings is your one-stop Instagram shop for learning how to handle toddler behavior. After reading endless books about infancy, the women realized there was a big hole in toddler parenting resources, and they decided to fill it.
I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down (virtually!) with these amazing women, and let me tell you, they are as awesome as their toddler course, and they had me alternating between teary feels and hysterical laughter. “We want people to feel like we are the moms who live next door that you can just come over and hang out with, because we are,” Margolin said. “Pour a glass of wine or a cup of tea, and let’s just be real together, judgment-free.” Their Instagram account puts out that vibe to a T, with relatable stories and exactly the tips you need to feel like you can conquer the day no matter what your toddler throws at you (literally and figuratively). I asked them for their top three toddler tips – read more ahead!