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3 Tips Parents Can Use To Survive Their Child’s 18 Month Old Tantrums

Everybody knows of the “terrible twos”, and every parent has survived it. It can be pretty frustrating to get through dinner with a monster 18-month-old tantrum taking place. What can you do about this to make things more pleasant for you, your child and everybody around you?   1 – Have Distractions Parents know that sitting down for more than several minutes at a time is difficult for a child, especially if they are toddlers. So, if you must take your child out on errands, you might be wondering what you can do to stop the monster tantrums before they ensue. Here’s one big answer for you: have a bag full of different things to make sure your child is occupied (remember, children at 18 months can be easily distracted). What are some of things you can put into the bag or have on your person? – Distracting key chains […]

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3 Year Old Tantrums – 3 Simple Tips to Prevent a Meltdown

When your child hits the age of three, they’re trying to assert more of their independence than when they were two-years-old.  As a parent, it can be extremely difficult and frustrating to want to help a child, only to be told, “No”. And, when a parent tries to help anyway, a meltdown can ensue. What can you do to keep 3 year old tantrums from taking place? Keep in mind that your child’s communication skills are much better at this age. They can verbalize more of what they want and need, which can lead to more arguments with their parents and causing a three-year-old tantrum. You already know that, at this age, children are exploring their independence. They are always looking to do things without their parents’ help, and when your busy schedule is unable to afford the additional 10 to 15 minutes, it can set off a three year […]

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4 Personality Types That Can Affect Toddlers and Bedtime

When it comes to toddlers and bedtime, children can be either very sweet or a pain in the butt. Have you ever wondered why you have an easier time getting one child into bed while having a difficult time with the other child? It boils down to one thing: personality.  And, a bedtime routine needs to be made on an individualized basis. If you have more than one child, you know that both respond in a different manner…to many things. If you’re going to make your toddler’s bedtime easier on you and them, you have to know what kind of personality your child has. 4 Kinds Of Personality Toddlers Tend To Have 1 – Always Happy and Energetic Do you always have a child who’s on the go and happy? It generally means you’re trying to keep up with them at all times so that they don’t get into trouble […]

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Bad Behaviors In Children – 5 Questions Parents Should Ask Themselves And Reflect

There are many responsibilities a parent has to a child. And, one such responsibility is teaching them the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong. Just think, if you will, if the world had no knowledge of the difference. Little scary, isn’t it? So, as a parent, you must teach and make your child understand this difference… for the future world’s sake.   What’s The Difference Between Guilt and Shame? Guilt is an emotion that is considered healthy because it indicates that you know and understand that what you did was wrong. Shame is not considered healthy and is often linked to bad behaviors in children.   The Real Problem Behind Time-Outs Many parents use time-outs as a form of punishment. But, the problem with timeouts is that they don’t really teach children the difference between right and wrong; only that what they did caused them to get into time-out in the […]

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What Can You Expect When Your Toddler Turns 4 Year Old

If your child is turning four then you may wonder what this magical age has to offer you, and what four year old behavior you can expect. Getting your 4 year old to behave can be a real challenge at times. By this age the fact that they have a mind all their own really shines through and your precious little angel may begin to develop an attitude in this phase of their life. Even though this may be a tough time, you have to be ready to step up your parenting game and let them know who the parent is and who the child is.   Parenting Instructions Picture this; your toddler is talking back, screaming at you and being defiant overall. If this has not happened yet and you cannot picture you sweet baby doing these things, all I can say is be prepared because it is coming! While […]

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