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3 Tips on How To Stop Your Child From Hitting During The Testing Boundaries Stage

Toddlers are at a stage in life where they will test their boundaries – what they can and cannot do. If you see your toddler using hitting, biting, pushing or more to physically express him/herself, you need to deal with it now… not later! If you don’t deal with it right now, it’ll be harder for you to get the behavior under control. You might even wonder how to stop your toddler from hitting. Don’t worry – it can be done!   1 – Help Them To Learn Empathy The time to teach a child about empathy is when they are a toddler. Empathy is an extremely important skill that stays with them all through life. Empathy must be taught in the younger years, as trying to teach it when they’re older is extremely difficult. When a child is upset or happy, it’s best to point out the emotion to […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - April 15, 2013 at 2:05 am

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3 Tips You Can Use To Stop A Toddler From Biting

Most parents believe their children are little angels with no capacity to hurt someone else. However, parents often learn that their child is no such thing and has bitten someone. What can you do to stop a toddler from biting?   1 – Be Sure You Learn Why They Are Biting Many toddlers bite; but, to get them to stop biting you need to learn why they are biting in the first place. Many bite because they’re upset and don’t know the right way to express the emotion. They automatically do the first thing that pops into their mind – biting, hitting, pulling, pushing, etc. Toddlers tend to explore the area of cause and effect such as what would happen if he/she pushed another child or knock over a child’s blocks. All throughout the day, a toddler’s mind has these thoughts. Bear in mind that this is a small child, […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - January 28, 2013 at 7:54 am

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4 Important Tips To Help You Stop A Child Crying and Keep Your Sanity

Have you ever been so frustrated by your child’s crying that the worst part of you comes out? And, the more aggravated you are by it, the worse his/her crying is? There are some children who can be consoled very easily. And, there are some kids whose crying makes it sounds like they’re being killed. So, what can you do to stop a child crying? Imagine, if you will, a two-year-old who is overly dramatic. Sure, two-year-olds are already dramatic. However, just picture this overly dramatic two-year-old who howls at the slightest touch you give him/her, as if you are killing her. It can be extremely difficult to stop a child crying when they’re in this state. But, it can be done.   Implementing Coping Skills To Help Children Children, like adults, have their own coping methods for when they are upset or angry. For example, adults may need space […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - January 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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