The year between age 2 and age 3 is an exciting one. Toddlers are realizing that they are separate individuals from their parents and caregivers. This means that they are driven to assert themselves, to communicate their likes and dislikes, and to act independently (as much as they can!). Toddlers are also developing the language skills that help them express their ideas, wants, and needs. At the same time, toddlers do not understand logic and still have a hard time with waiting and self-control. In a nutshell: Two-year-olds want what they want when they want it. This is why you may be hearing things like “
We at Springville Preschool as Montessori Preschool Franchise have listed a few positive parenting tips that can help you control your difficult toddler’s behavior:
Show your love
Make sure your displays of affection for your child outnumber any consequences or punishments. Hugs, kisses and good-natured roughhousing reassure your child of your love. Praise and attention also can motivate your toddler to follow the rules.
I’ll find ways to avoid starting every sentence with “don’t.”
If you say “don’t” and “stop” more often than a cop, your toddler will feel like he’s never allowed to do anything. He’ll keep challenging your rules out of sheer frustration, leaving you to deal with even more bad behavior. Tell him what he can do. Be on the lookout for opportunities to show your toddler the right way to act instead of immediately laying down the law. If you happen to catch your child trying to pull the dog’s tail, for example, say, “It’s okay to pet the dog, but you have to do it gently — let’s try petting him together,” and congratulate him when he gets the technique right.
Pick your fights.
Battle your 3-year-old over every bad behavior and you’ll be at war all day. Instead, list the top few behaviors that really bother you because they’re dangerous, uncivil, or annoying. For those you deem forbidden riding a tricycle in the street or leaving the house without an adult, for example set clear, specific rules and logical consequences. Biting back, for example, is not a logical consequence for a child who bites because it simply teaches that the bigger person gets to bite. A reminder of why it’s not nice to bite and a brief time-out in a boring place make more sense. Always follow through on whatever discipline you decide on. Lack of consistency confuses kids and promotes rebellion.
Learning to Handle Strong Feelings
As a parent, your job is to help your young toddler navigate the tide of strong emotions she is experiencing this year. This is no small task, because the emotional lives of 2-year-olds are complex. This year they are beginning to experience feelings like pride, shame, guilt, and embarrassment for the first time. Older toddlers are a lot like teenagers. Their feelings may swing wildly from moment to moment. They may be joyful when getting a popsicle and then despair when it drips on their hands. So toddlers really need your loving guidance to figure out how to cope with their emotions.
Be clear and consistent
Setting clear rules that you stick to will help your toddler to be calmer in the long run, because he’ll feel secure. If nap time is always after lunch and your toddler puts up a fuss, be firm and confident as you put him down. And try not to give in to his persistent demands, even if you think it’ll make your life easier. If the rule is no DVDs after dinner and you let him watch “just this one” so that you can make a phone call, you may pay the price. He’ll be more likely to demand one forcefully every night for the rest of the week.
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