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the terrible twos

A developmental stage of children, generally at or around the age of two, marked by increased rebelliousness and frequent tantrums. Becca's been having really bad temper tantrums lately and just keeps saying "no" to everything we say to her. I guess she's going into the terrible twos.
See also: terrible, two
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"That's because Maria will be aware that as they as step off planes, holding mom's hands, smiling and waving to the crowds, there can't be any crying or terrible twos or tantrums," Heren said.
THE MUM'S WORD TV PRESENTER KATIE PIPER SHARES HER PARENTING TIPS AS mum to daughter Belle, who turns four in March, Katie Piper, 34, has experienced it all - from nappychanging and late nights, to the 'terrible twos' and beyond.
Vicki and Janet are experiencing the 'terrible twos' with daughter Eva, and face IVF to try for another baby.
Jessica also recently revealed that Silas is in the middle of his "terrible twos", and admitted his tantrums can be "tough".
The bad news is that to get there, they will have to break though the barrier that I call the "Terrible Twos" -- when you get to $2 million in annual revenues.
DUBAI: They call them the "terrible twos," but there is nothing terrible about little Kynadi Cochran, just adorable cuteness as she thinks she has lost her elbows.
Nature's Miracle Orphans BBC1 5.35pm NATURE It's not just humans who hit the terrible twos. Meet Moyo, the 14-month-old elephant who leaves a trail of shattered crockery, broken furniture and very big puddles of wee in his wake.
It's not just humans who hit the terrible twos. Meet Moyo, a 14-month-old elephant who leaves a trail of shattered crockery, broken furniture and very big puddles of wee in his wake.
THE terrible twos can be a tough time for families - but it doesn't have to be battleground, says Dr Rebecca Chicot.
From the terrible twos through the tweens and beyond, age-appropriate behaviors and needs are highlighted, equipping parents with the proper tools to determine when and what variety of extra guidance is recommended.
NEW YORK -- Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos.
Tunisia's terrible twos Monday was the second anniversary of the flight of former Tunisian President Zine el-Abedine Ben Ali.
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The terrible twos: a parent's guide by Shanta Everington ISBN:9781861440945 Need2Know (2010) 9.99 [pounds sterling]