It can be frightening to watch your toddler at times. One minute he’s standing with his feet firmly on the floor, and the next, he’s climbing over the furniture or running furiously without looking where he is going. Without any real sense of danger, he plunges headlong with limitless energy from one potentially harmful situation into another.
But whenever you furiously reprimand him for his lack of safety, he bursts into tears. That’s not because he realises how close he was to injury but because he genuinely cannot understand why you are so angry with him.
As far as he is concerned, you are worrying unnecessarily. In his mind, he is invincible.