My little one is 20 months old now and I'm starting to feel a little lost in all this parenting stuff. She is quite happy going non-stop, or chilling out watching TV and I've found myself becoming more and more passive, to the point I almost feel stand-offish to her (if that makes sense). Basically, I don't have a clue what I should be doing at this point!!
What can I expect from her because honestly, I feel like I expect too much. For example, I want her to say please when she wants something, rather than pointing and demanding. But if I ask her to say please only about half the time she'll say it, the other half she gets mad, frustrated, and soon throws a huge tantrum. I try to be consistent but when she wants a drink of water do I hold out when she's sobbing and kicking the floor? Do I give in?
What should I expect from myself? What are skills she should have/be mastered at this age? And if she hasn't what can I do to get her caught up?
What do you do with a toddler all day? We color, we sing songs, we read books (though she really don't seem to care for that)...that might kill an hour, now what?
Sorry for all the questions but I feel like I'm failing as a parent and I may be failing her. She chatters non-stop but only a few of the sounds are actual words,(and she still won't say Mom or Mama but calls every person Dada or Daddy). In some areas of development she seems behind while she's extremely advanced in other areas. I've talked with two different doctors and they say she is spot on and to stop worrying (ha ha). I don't know, maybe I'm over-stressing but if anyone has advice, suggestions, thoughts I'd love to hear them.