Kids are life’s most wonderful blessings but you must admit, they are no angels constantly. It is very natural for toddlers to check your patience often because they are still developing their behaviour and discovering what is right from wrong (along with the endless reservoir of energy).
In situations such as this, you must stop thinking like a grown-up! More often than not, especially with young children, their troublesome behavior is not deliberate. It mainly stems from frustration or innocence. That’s why when they are acting”poor”, treat it as a teaching moment – say what you will need to say, ask questions, then proceed. Have the extra patience understanding that if they can not communicate what they want correctly, they will act out. Place yourself in their shoes and try to comprehend in their level.
No one wants to be told what to do daily, even kids. Being told”no” to almost everything will obviously frustrate them. If they ask for something and you won’t let it, give them another choice. By way of instance, if your little one asks for a lollipop before bedtime, you can politely explain why she can not have one then provide a glass of milk instead. In this way, she does not feel like she can not do anything or have anything in any way.
Observe your behaviour
Children watch you and pick up in your activities more than you know. If you whine a whole lot, complain when there’s nothing good on television, increase your voice when you are upset or do not finish everything on your plate during meals? Always be cautious of what you say or do around your child because you are their role model!
Among the best parenting advice that you can get – do not sweat the small stuff. If they spill paint on the ground, played with your lipstick or made some other error, it is really not worth your time and energy if you get angry and scold your child. Correct the error and leave it at that. To put it simply, let kids be kids!
Children will not have maximized their youth if they did not get on their parents’ nerves! Just follow these effective methods to remaining patient with toddlers!