The Problem With "The Threenager"

Rating-R-sqI have a problem with the word “Threenager”.

Aside from the fact it quite possibly has many, many interpretations, all of which are subjective and dependent on experience and circumstance, I don’t believe it is adequately explanatory.

I, for a long time, have maintained that there is something about three-year-old that simply cannot be encompassed by a single word.


The Terrible Twos, in my opinion, are misleading. The give the impression that once the ‘two’ years are over, everything is hunky dory.

No. No indeed.

The Terrible Twos cannot even be construed as a pre-empting, warning, or preparing for what is to come when your child turns three.

Oh, no. Nothing can prepare you for that. Even

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