Our Story

It's just the "Terrible Twos." We were hearing that again and again. From friends, relatives and doctors. Our pediatrician told us that. And so did the second one. And so did the third one.

It was difficult to believe and accept but I guess we had to. It was strange to see our happy-go-lucky baby girl turn into a fussy, constantly complaining toddler. The baby that used to be full of energy and laughter stopped sleeping at nights and spent most of the day curled up in the arms of my wife. Any other movement would be met with screams and tears, which was keeping us up at night and wearing down the entire family. The girl who had been happily running around at 13 months was now limping across the room.

"It's just the "Terrible Twos." “Don’t be paranoid.” “You just got lucky with the first one. Most kids go through that.” From friends. From Pediatricians. From blood tests. From child psychiatrists. From orthopedic pediatricians.

Not from our hearts.

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