How to improve the behavior of a toddler
Children crave independence and struggle to articulate their needs clearly. They also tend to have difficulty dealing with boundaries, compromises, and disappointments, which lead to tantrums and misbehavior, and toddlers are known to have tantrums and other behavioral problems. Use the following parenting tips to encourage your baby to listen and cooperate with you.
Show your love
Hugs, kisses, and gentle squabbling reassure your love for your child, as well as praise and attention can motivate your toddler who has started walking to follow the rules, make sure that showing affection for your child will make him defy any obstacles.
Instead of burdening your child with rules from the start and causing him / her frustration, prioritize rules directed at maintaining safety. Help your toddler to observe the rules by creating the home environment as an incubator for fun and children’s mess and remove some temptations.
Prevention of temper tantrums
Here are 10 tips for avoiding tantrums for your child:
• Know your child's limits: Your child may misbehave because he does not understand what you are asking for or is unable to do so.
• Pick the right time: If you turn down everything, your child will likely be frustrated. Choose times when it is appropriate for you to answer "yes".
• Explain how to follow the rules: Instead of saying, "Stop hitting," offer suggestions to make the play more fluid, such as "Why don't you take turns?"
• Offer options whenever possible: Enhance your child's independence by allowing him to pick out pajamas or a bedtime story.
• Make good behavior fun: your baby is more likely to do what you want if you make it fun.
• Choose the right time: If you disagree with everything, your child is likely to become frustrated. It is best not to always refuse and choose appropriate opportunities in which to answer the word "yes".
• Avoid situations that may provoke frustration or tantrums: Avoid long walks that lead to feelings of boredom. You can bring a game with you to distract him. Remember, too, that children are more likely to behave inappropriately when feeling tired, hungry, sick, or in an unfamiliar place.
• Pay attention to communication: Remind your child of the importance of using words to express their feelings. If your baby hasn't learned to speak yet, you can teach baby sign language to avoid feeling frustrated.
Follow these methods to encourage your child to cooperate:
• Natural consequences: Have your child see the consequences of their actions as long as they are not dangerous. If your child throws a toy and breaks it, he will no longer have the toy to play with.
• Logical Consequences: Tell your child that if he does not collect his toys, you will deprive him of them for a day, and you can help him if necessary. If your child is not cooperating, carry out the punishment.
• Time out: When your child is behaving badly, come down to his level and calmly explain why his behavior is unacceptable. Encourage him to engage in a more appropriate activity. If the bad behavior continues, take your child to a designated timeout zone, ideally a quiet place without distraction. Assume the time-out until your baby is calm and can hear you. Later on, reassure your child that you love him and ask him to be positive.
• Criticize your child's behavior, not himself: Instead of saying "you are a bad child," try saying "Don't go out in the street." Never resort to punishments that hurt your child psychologically or physically. Hitting, slapping and yelling at a child are not appropriate start.
• Denial of benefits: If your child's behavior is not good, respond by withdrawing something of value to your child, such as a favorite toy, or something related to his bad behavior. Do not take away something your child needs, such as a meal.
Be a good role model:
Be what you wish your child to be, because children imitate their parents' behavior. You have to be a good role model to follow in your footsteps, and this is the best way to modify your child's behavior.