9 Common Mistakes Parents to Avoid with Toddler
Children don't come with an owner's manual. Many often parents find their toddler a particular challenge when he/she test their limits - crying, falling to the floor, flailing limbs, hitting, kicking, throwing items and/or, holding their breath. But if parents are aware of few mistakes make and how to prevent them, the interaction with toddler can be more fun.
Mistake #1: Being Inconsistent
Almost every parent hope to train their children to be as versatile and impromptu as possible in doing things when they grow up, but do you know that toddler stage actually needs much consistency - from time to bed to time to bathe. Much to your surprise, they do best when they know what to expect or what result they will face for misbehaving. If you are troubled on how to best react when your toddler throwing tantrums, sit down with your partner to decide ahead of time how both of you will respond and stick with it.
Mistake #2: Overdoing Family Time
Spending time with the whole family is important, but it should not go overboard especially if you have toddler at home. Psychologist says kids actually cherish time alone with one parent, and parent could enjoy the quality time with the one kid too without having attention being distracted by other siblings.
Mistake #3: Overhelping
Parents do love their children to the , but offering too much help can be hazardous to them. Helping your child to put on his shirt or squeeze toothpaste out on toothbrush may send the message that he or she can't do it alone. Parents should teach children to tolerate struggle.
Mistake #4: Allowing too much Screen Time
Toddlers who watch lots of TV often encounter more trouble learning later on. Research suggests that what's being displayed on TV and computer screens can't really be taken in by kids under the age of 2. Inculcate the culture and habit of reading and other creative pursuits are beneficial to your kids. Engage with your child by having more conversations, encouragements, as well as listening to them.