Learning how to handle the toddlers and their challenging behaviors

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Being a mother or father is a balance of taking care of your kids while letting them grow up and
learn from their mistakes. Your role of simply loving and protecting your baby from pain and
discomfort changes to one of accepting that your child or teen will need to experience natural
consequences for his or her actions.You can’t protect your children from everything bad that
might happen to them. Or from the poor choices they may make. But you can help them learn
from the bad situations they get themselves into. Raising toddlers can be challenging and
frustrating. And here are some tips to improve toddler behavior.
1.Show your love: Hugs, kisses and good-matured roughhousing reassure your child of your
love. Praise and attention also can motivate your toddler to follow the rules.
2. Listen and Repeat: Kids feel better when they know they have been heard, so whenever
possible, repeat your child’s concerns.Remind your child to use words to express his or her
feelings.
3.Avoid negative language:Make sure your tone and words do not imply that you no longer love
your child. Don’t yell at them but stay positive within big smile.
4.Reward Good Behavior: just one more way to show your child you’re aware and respectful of
his feelings.
5. Know your child’s limits:Your child might misbehave because he or she doesn’t understand or
can’t do what you’re asking.
6.Explain how to follow the rules: Instead of saying “STOP or Don’t do it like that” offer
suggestions and show your child the right way how to do it or why it is the right way to do it.
7.Stick to the schedule: Keep a daily routine so that your child will know what to expect.
8. Give your child choices:Encourage your child’s independence by letting him or her pick out
bedtime story books. Just make sure you don’t offer too many options and that they’re all things
that you want to accomplish, such as, “It’s your choice:
9.Give warnings and use a timer: Before imposing timeout , put a serious look on your face and
give a warning in a tone of voice. If he/ she doesn’t listen, take him/ her to the quiet and safe
spot you’ve designated for time-outs, and set a timer.