It’s okay to be silly with your child. Just because you are the adult doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun too! After you start the sillies, you won’t have to think of what to do next, the fun will follow.
Children who like themselves make friends easily, tend to be leaders rather than followers, understand that mistakes are a tool for learning, are willing to take risks and generally see the bright side of life.
Your empathy and acceptance helps your child accept her emotions.
Positive Discipline starts by having a good relationship with your child.
Help your child learn patience by letting others go first or by finishing a task before going out to play. Encourage him to think about possible consequences before acting.
How you treat your child is how she will learn to treat herself. If you’re harsh with her, she’ll be harsh with herself.
If your toddler bites in anger, ask yourself what might be causing this change of mood in your toddler. Have there been any changes in your toddler’s life lately? Is your toddler reacting in anger?
If your toddler hasn’t been socialized with his children his age, this could be another cause of anger.
Learn to say “no” in a firm, peaceful way that carries authority but not anger. This parenting skill will help you to cut short years of power struggles.
Kids raised with authoritarian discipline have tendencies toward anger and depression.
Conflict resolution at home actually lays the groundwork for tougher situations later in life such as dating, drinking, drugs, or smoking. Practicing conflict resolution at home also helps kids develop strategies to solve tougher problems when not at home.
When dining out, if you want a dessert but you know your child is on the edge of throwing a temper tantrum because they have been seated for too long, try ordering your dessert to go.
Talk with your child about respecting others. Encourage him to help people in need.
Co-Sleeping helps babies get more nighttime sleep (because they awaken more frequently with shorter duration of feeds, which can add up to a greater amount of sleep throughout the night).
Keep things consistent – There’s nothing more confusing to baby than being able to do one thing one day and not the other.
Toddler having a tantrum? Many times, your child just needs to be held and needs you to help him control his emotions.
Order food for your kids right when you sit down in a resturant. Ask for it to be brought out first. This keeps the little ones busy, fed and happy.
Build self esteem, compliment your child’s character. Tell them you think he or she is a great kid.
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.
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.