6 Annoying Child Milestones We Could Live Without

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Throwing Food

Your child's handsy food exploration and meal-pitching can be grating and messy, but this is how your little one explores texture, colors and smells.

How to deal: Grab a bib, use a washcloth and let go of your visions for a perfect family meal. Kids are messy and unless he's purposefully destroying the kitchen, it's okay. If he's old enough to know better, a quick time-out and a meal alone should nip the problem in the bud.