Search Results for "behaviour toddler tantrums"

5 Tips To Help You Use A Behaviour Chart…Correctly

...ewards that aren’t meaningful, rewarding positive behaviour inconsistently, and infrequent rewards are just a few of the more common pitfalls. Here are our tips for successfully using behaviour charts to improve your child’s behaviour. Tip #1: Set a Behaviour Goal Make sure your behaviour goal is developmentally appropriate for your child. If your expectations are too high your child won’t b ...

Read More

6 Tips To Prevent Toddler Tantrums

...t them to do. Until their emotion regulation skills are further developed, toddlers will express their frustration through tantrums – but there are a number of things you can do to survive toddlerhood. These 6 tips for toddler tantrums will get you through. Tip #1: Have Realistic Expectations As toddler’s skills develop and they become increasingly independent it’s easy to fall into the trap ...

Read More

4 Tips To Help You Manage Fussy Eating In Toddler’s

...ed if your child wants to eat the same thing every day though. Encourage your toddler to try new things but if their repetitive foods are nutritious, allow them to eat what they want. Tip #3: Avoid Rewarding Undesirable Meal Behaviours Toddlers don’t differentiate between negative and positive parent attention – either is fine by them so long as they get lots of it. At meal times use gentle encouragement but avoid going to huge le ...

Read More

7 Tips To Help Your Toddler Follow Instructions

...SARAH HUGHES Toddlerhood is a challenging time for parents. Tantrums aside, kids develop many new skills between the ages of 1 and 4, but listening is a skill that many toddlers struggle with. Shouting won’t make your toddler listen Toddlers might have difficulty following instructions for a number of reasons. Some toddlers may have hearing difficulties, others receptive language diffic ...

Read More

Parenting: How To Parent Active, Inattentive Toddlers

Can Toddlers Have ADHD? BY DR SARAH HUGHES Toddlerhood is a challenging time for parents and toddlers. Toddlers learn many new skills between the ages of 1 and 4 but for parents, sitting still and listening are two skills toddlers can’t learn quickly enough. But does not listening and energetic behaviour necessarily mean your toddler has ADHD? Not all active toddle ...

Read More

Things my toddler has taught me about taking care of myself

.... If there is nothing else you can do for yourself, waking and sleeping at the same times every day will have a measurable impact on how your day will go. Regular meals and snacks Ditto on eating regular meals and snacks. If toddlers are hungry, their moods and behaviour become erratic very quickly. Adults also hate feeling hangry – combat this by not giving in to the temptation to skip meals when you’re busy, and having a stash of emergency...

Read More

Replace Old Habits With New Ones

...s that consequences play a significant role in determining behaviour. When positive consequences follow a behaviour, that behaviour is reinforced and more likely to occur again. In contrast, if negative consequences follow a behaviour that behaviour is less likely to reoccur. We see this in parenting. If your child leaves the house without making their bed and you give in and make it for them (a positive outc ...

Read More

Parenting: What To Do When Discipline Doesn’t Work

...arts, the naughty corner, consequences and yet your child is still acting out, having frequent tantrums, being aggressive or ignoring your requests, it might be time to think about another tactic. Who knew play could improve behaviour? The research is clear that consistent consequences and limits will result in positive behaviour change in children – but – research has also shown that children are more likely to comply with reques ...

Read More

Stop “Shoulding” All Over Yourself

...balance it out with your other adult responsibilities and be glad you engaged in a bit of self-care! Be compassionate Practise some self-compassion when you “fail” some of your own “shoulds”. Remember they are there to guide behaviour, but that you will inevitably encounter times when you are unable to meet either your own or other’s expectations. You’re human, which means you’re imperfect, and that’s ok! Embrace the “fail ...

Read More

How To Avoid 5 Common Parenting Pitfalls

...g cause of the misbehavior, it may actually escalate poor behaviour as your child becomes more and more frustrated at his or her needs being ignored. Emotion Coaching Solution: Seek To Understand What Feelings Hide Behind Misbehaviour When misbehaviour occurs, try to understand the situation at hand. Talk to your child about why they’re upset, validate their feelings, and then help them to find a better solution to their problem. This a ...

Read More