Building self esteem

Build self esteem, compliment your child’s character. Tell them you think he or she is a great kid.

Hungry Toddlers

If your child is well-rested but is beginning to act up more than usual, make sure it hasn’t been too long since his or her last meal or snack. Your toddler may be hungry without realizing it, and if this is the case, a healthy snack may be all that is needed.

Keeping your cool

To feel strong and calm you may need to work at managing your own stress levels. Make sure you give yourself time to take a break and relax sometimes: taking a nice pampering bath or sitting down with a cup of tea to watch your favorite TV show will give you a chance to recharge batteries.

Toddler Play

Toddlers participate in ‘parallel play’, meaning they may begin to play around other children, but not necessarly with other children.

Being Secure

During times of change and stress children need extra attention, love and security.

Behavior

Reward cooperative and non-aggressive behavior with a hug.

Spanking

Use age-appropriate discipline: distraction, reasonable limits, redirection. Don’t unwittingly teach your toddler that might makes right by spanking her. And if you yell at her, you’re teaching her by example that tantrums are ok.

Acting Up

A hungry, tired, off-schedule or starved-for-attention toddler is more likely to act up.
From: essortment.com

Sharing Tip

Remember the rule of three: your child can only really hold one thing in each hand; so will be more willing to share the third with others.

Bullying

Bullying is a big problem that affects lots of kids. Being bullied can make kids feel scared, sad, worried, or embarrassed. The stress of dealing with bullies can even give kids a stomachache!
From: KidsHealth.org

Toddlers and Routines

Have regular family meals. Children need routines. Knowing dinner is served at approximately the same time every night and that the entire family will be sitting down together is comforting, which also enhances appetite, and provides a perfect opportunity for your children to share what’s on their minds.
From: HelpGuide.org

Tantrums

Don’t Let Your Toddler Get Overtired. Tiredness is often the first reason for a tantrum. 
From: Mommyscape.com

Biting Issues

Toddlers bite for a variety of reasons, including teething, inability to communicate and the desire for attention & typically stops by age 3

Colic Tips

Research shows that babies who are held or carried more (both during the colic spells & other times) are less susceptible to colic.

Truth about colic

Colic is simply crying that goes on & on and does not seem to have a cause, with 3+ hrs daily crying, 20% of babies are diagnosed with colic

Empowering your kids

Help tot feel more powerful by listening, making decisions whenever possible, & giving opportunity to experience competence by helping out.

Lullabies

Sing a Lullaby – The long loved lullaby does just that, it helps lull babies and toddlers to sleep.
From: Mommyscape.com

Light is good

Expose your baby to about 30 minutes of light each morning. Why? Light suppresses the release of the sleep hormone melatonin; this helps set her internal clock — making it easier for her to fall asleep at night.

Toddler’s fighting.

Perhaps the only thing worse than seeing another child hit your toddler is seeing your toddler hit another child. Parents know that children won’t always get along, but it can be painful for parents to watch their children fighting-sometimes violently-with their peers.

From: Partnershipforlearning.org.

When to share

When teaching your kids to share, set realistic expectations.

Keep in mind that children really don’t understand the concept of sharing until 2 1/2 or 3 years of age.

From: CBS News.com