How to Read a Toddlers Mind

Raising Violet – The Daddy Diaries

By: Anthony Hayes

It’s been a little over one year since Violet was born and I’ve cherished every waking moment. I once asked myself how am I going to know what she wants or needs if she can’t communicate? 

The answer; I just did. The sounds and cries she displays all are a bit different. One having its own unique tone, setting it apart from the rest. 

It’s like reading a mind, you just feel their energy. And maybe more importantly they feel yours. 

In fact, children are extremely susceptible to the energies we emit. 

Due to their inability of verbal communication, it is the nonverbal communication we use that they rely on. 

This is why it is imperative to cleanse yourself of any negitivity or anger each and everytime you interact with your new little ‘Violet.’ 

Tips for a clean mental slate:

  • Clear the air– Talk with your spouse about how your feeling, the things you need and how you can help each other (ie. putting up a weekly schedule on the wall to stay organized and better manage your time). 
  • Take 10– Dedicate 10 minutes a day to doing something productive for yourself.    A light excercise such as yoga or stetching can do the trick. Or something like a simple meditation exercise I go into depth about here.
  • Don’t let the outside influence the inside– Bad day at work? Did someone cut you off on the ride home? Don’t bring it home with you. All it takes is 10 seconds to alleviate that tension. This breathing excercise I wrote for my other blog will walk you through it.





As you can see reading a toddlers mind is not completely impossible. Each individual and each situation is unique. 

Just do your best to surround them with love and positivity as often and as much as possible. They will in turn feed off of your vibes and return this insatiable love ten fold.

“Control the controllable, as for the rest Keep on flowing…Just be.”

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