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Tips For Toddler Parenting (Surviving Toddlerhood)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s a list of links, from trusted sites, that offer some great advice on parenting your toddlers…

  • Parenting tips: How to improve toddler behavior – Mayo Clinic CLICK HERE! child-1997729_640
  • 9 Mistakes to Avoid With Your Toddler – WebMd.com CLICK HERE!
  • 7 Secrets of Toddler Discipline – WebMd.com CLICK HERE!
  • 16 Tips for Surviving The Toddler Years – ScaryMommy.com CLICK HERE!
  • Toddlers: Your Game Plan for the Terrific Twos  - AHAParenting.com CLICKHERE!
  • Daily Life with Your Toddler: Eat, Love, Play – AHAParenting.com CLICK HERE!
  • Discipline: Managing Your Toddler so you can enjoy him  - AHAParenting.com CLICK HERE!

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Tips on How To Improve Toddler Behavior

Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 08:10 AM
posted by mrscaz

We all know that toddlers are infamous for tantrums and other behavior issues. To encourage listening and cooperation, follow these parenting tips.

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.

Prioritize rules

Rather than overloading your child with rules from the outset — which might frustrate him or her — prioritize those geared toward safety first and gradually add rules over time. Help your toddler follow the rules by childproofing your home and eliminating some temptations.

Prevent tantrums

It’s normal for a toddler to have temper tantrums. To reduce the frequency, duration or intensity of your child’s tantrums: boy-1637872_640

  • Know your child’s limits. Your child might misbehave because he or she doesn’t understand or can’t do what you’re asking.
  • Explain how to follow the rules. Instead of saying, “Stop hitting,” offer suggestions for how to make play go more smoothly, such as “Why don’t you two take turns?”
  • Take ‘no’ in stride. Don’t overreact when your toddler says no. Instead, calmly repeat your request. You might also try to distract your child or make a game out of good behavior. Your child will be more likely to do what you want if you make an activity fun.
  • Pick your battles. If you say no to everything, your child is likely to get frustrated. Look for times when it’s OK to say yes.
  • Offer choices, when possible. Encourage your child’s independence by letting him or her pick out a pair of pajamas or a bedtime story.
  • Avoid situations that might trigger frustration or tantrums. For example, don’t give your child toys that are too advanced for him or her. Avoid long outings in which your child has to sit still or can’t play — or bring along an activity. Also know that children are more likely to act out when they’re tired, hungry, sick or in an unfamiliar setting.
  • Stick to the schedule. Keep a daily routine so that your child will know what to expect.
  • Encourage communication. Remind your child to use words to express his or her feelings. If your child isn’t speaking yet, consider teaching him or her baby sign language to avoid frustration.

For more of these great tips visit MayoClinic.com

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Tips and info. in this blog are courtesy of MayoClinic.com

 

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