Raising a toddler: Tips & Advice
Posted on 05 February 2018
What makes toddlers happy may surprise you. Child development experts who
study the subject say that happiness isn't something you give toddlers – it's something you teach them.
The crazy toddler years! Those little tots are balls of energy constantly on the go, and sometimes the only way to keep up with them is to tweak how you do this or how you manage that. Here are some tips for taking care of toddlers.
1. Learn to read your toddler's emotions.
2. Have fun with your toddler.
3. Help your toddler master new skills.
4. Cultivate your toddler's healthy habits.
5. Let your toddler figure it out.
6. Allow your toddler to be sad or mad.
7. Teach your toddler to share and care.
8. Be a role model to your toddler.
Toddlers are at an age where they know and understand the basic language but are still unable to communicate effectively. That often can lead to frustration and tantrums. In addition, children of this age (12 months to around 4) are mobile, curious, and determined to have their way. Knowing how to raise a well-behaved toddler is a skill for which most parents strive in order to keep their child safe and happy, and to maintain a reasonable degree of calm in their own lives.
Life can be frustrating for toddlers. Though eager to be independent, young children can't always move as swiftly as they'd like or clearly express their needs.
They also tend to have trouble dealing with limits, compromise, and disappointment. This can lead to tantrums and misbehavior.
But you can teach your toddler to behave well by providing love, clear rules and a degree of routine. Consider these practical parenting tips.
Set a good example:
Children learn how to act by watching their parents. The best way to show your
child how to behave is to set a positive example for him or her to follow.