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Trish Booth, Family Medicine, answeredWhen you feel overwhelmed or angry with your toddler’s exploring and testing, be aware that you could handle him roughly or hurt him to show the danger. You don’t need to hit your child to show him you are alarmed by his dangerous activity, however. He will notice the change in your voice and sudden action. Consider giving both of you a 15-minute break. Put him in his crib with a toy and go to another room. Then, take care of yourself. If you haven’t eaten well, eat a healthy snack; do a relaxing or stress-relieving activity; or call a friend. Your toddler is not trying to drive you crazy; he is trying to learn about the world.