Parenting Advice for toddlers

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Parenting Advice for toddlers

Every child is born with his or her own personality. But whatever your child’s personality is, it is your job to nurture your child’s life through loving and firm discipline. Parents have different styles in guiding and managing their children. There may be no perfect parenting advice for toddlers that can assure that your child will grow with pleasing attitudes, but we can say that there are effective parenting advices that have been proven to work. As parent, you must remember that children vary from each other, so you must treat every child uniquely.

In this article, Parenting Advice for Toddlers, we will share with you a simple guide to good parenting.

 

Parenting Advice for toddlers

There are 9 ways to encourage good behaviour in children of any age plus a few extra tips that can help bring out the best in your toddler.

  1. Toddlers are naturally curious about their world. They learn by testing and experimenting with everything around them. Constantly telling her ‘no’ can pour cold water on this natural curiosity. You may want to try some other ways to change behaviour you don’t like.

  2. Allow exploring. Try to create situations where your child can explore life without lots of ‘don’ts’ and ‘No’s’. For example, if it’s not acceptable to blow bubbles in his milk during lunch perhaps he can go outside later and blow bubbles in water. Put your favourite things out of reach so you don’t have to tell your child not to touch them.

  3. Let’s make a trade. If she is sucking on your favourite scarf, replace it with a less precious (but equally tasty) item.

  4. Offer two choices. Most children like to have some control over their world. By offering her two choices (either of which you are happy with), you can guide her to the result you would like. So, if you think she needs to do a wee, you could say, ‘Would you like to go on the potty or the toilet now?’

  5. Change the environment. When she wants to ‘help’ in the kitchen, move her away from the hot oven and give her a wooden spoon and a pot to bang (Changing your child’s environment).

  6. Show her how you feel. If she happens to pull your hair, pull a sad face and say ‘ouch’. If she keeps doing it, avert your eyes and withdraw a little. Using ‘I’ statements helps, like ‘I don’t like it when you pull my hair’. She will recognize her own emotions in yours, like a mirror, and be able to feel for you (empathy).

  7. Avoid rewarding bad behaviour. Your attention is a powerful reward for your child. Avoid giving it when your child is doing something you don’t like. Putting your child down, walking away from them, are good ways of not giving attention if your toddler keeps doing something you don’t like after you have asked her to stop.

  8. Explain the consequences of his behaviour so he can figure out why something is wrong. This helps give him a better understanding of the world around him.

  9. Manage transitions carefully. At this age, children can find it hard to change from one activity to another. Some extra time, sensitivity, and planning can help.

 

When you are having a hard time in disciplining your child, try to view things positively. A positive viewpoint can make a great difference in raising your child. When you feel frustrated, take a break and remind yourself on what makes your child so special to you. And with that, you can have a strong will to guide your child to grow in a well-being manner.

Remember you’re not alone. Sometimes parents need advices. Try to apply the different parenting advice for toddlers and you, yourself, can see its good result.

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