Raising a toddler can be a rewarding but frustrating experience. When your child is a toddler, he or she is at an age where he may want to start showing more independence, but they may be unable to successfully communicate their intentions. The information below will provide some helpful tips and advice to make it easier when it comes to raising toddlers.
Parents of toddlers should always be sure to give them plenty of positive attention during this phase of their lives. When he does well, he should be praised and praised again. Toddlers love to be hugged, kissed, tickled, and shown any type of positive affection. It helps to reassure them that they are loved. Giving your toddler positive attention can be one of the most important tips associated with parenting him.
Sometimes it is hard for a parent of a toddler to respect their child’s individuality. This is especially true with first time parents. We tend to look at our children, and see ourselves. While our children do share qualities with us, learned and genetic qualities, we are all still individuals. If you try to change your child’s individual personal traits, it is likely to cause negative behavior. Instead it is important to nurture a toddler’s personality in order to help him feel confident about himself. Build on your toddlers strengths.
Finally, during a child’s toddler stage, he is beginning to learn rules and boundaries. While it is very important that you set rules and boundaries, do not overload your toddler all at one. A good rule of thumb is to prioritize the rules you want him to learn. Start with those geared towards his safety. Once he has learned these, gradually add other rules to the list. If you overload your toddler with rules, he is sure to become frustrated and frustration leads to acting out.