Toddler Parenting can be so challenging. Are you having a difficult time with your toddler? Are your little cherubs suddenly turning into terrible, hard-headed toddlers? Have their snuggles and smiles been traded in for tantrums and time-outs? Has bath time become a battle and dinnertime a danger zone? The “terrible twos” is a normal stage in which toddlers begin to struggle between their reliance on adults and their desire for independence. One minute your child might be clinging to you, and the next he or she is running in the opposite direction.These can be challenging years if you do not know how to handle them. Author Chris Thompson, parenting expert and Certified NLP Practitioner offers a creative way to deal with behavior problems in children.
Toddler Parenting: Unusual Tips to Effective Parenting
I know for me personally, I wish the toddler years had not flown by so quickly. When I look back now, I can see that my little cherubs were beginning to define what they knew about their own bodies and needs. They were forming into the beautiful beings they are now. If I can give any of my own personal advice after raising four kids under the age of four at once, it would be this: During a tantrum, it’s important to remain calm and avoid inadvertently reinforcing the behavior. Keep your emotions in check. If your emotions escalate, so will your child’s. Do not laugh or confront her. Instead, get down to their level and see what is really wrong. Pick them up. Love them. Listen to your child. Most times they do not feel like they are being heard. Often times it was something so very simple that they just could not communicate effectively. And remember to breathe. This works miracles if you can stay calm in your own body.