At this age, your child may resist changing, feeding, washing hands, bathing…and other things you want him to do. He’ll feel like he’s in control, so give him the opportunity to or make choices. Allow him to feed himself and let him feel as though he’s making his own decisions. Also, your 20-month-old may have two sides to their characters: the energetic, fun-loving side and the challenging side.
Your toddler is getting closer to 24 months with great milestones, goofy energy, and new words. You’re probably astonished at how fast your toddler is learning new things. In this guide, you’ll find out what developmental milestones your baby should achieve at 19 months old.
Your little one is now 18 months old! How time flies! So what can you expect at this age? This guide shows what to expect from your 18 months old baby.
At this age, your toddler has several new tricks, including taking off his diaper. Also, you might find that he’s either scared or not scared of strangers and dogs. So make sure you supervise him always. This guide shows what to expect from your 17 months old baby
Your toddler should be in a state of continuous playing, motion, walking, and kicking. If he can do all these activities, make sure you childproof your home. Also, make sure you keep a rug underneath his crib in case of jailbreaks. At this age, your baby will continue to become active at he makes developments rapidly. This guide shows what to expect from your 16 months old baby.
Your toddler is 15 months old! He is now a superb sidekick. Also, you may also ask him for help carrying little things, picking out objects, and even throwing garbage away. It’s good for your baby’s self-esteem and teaches him to assist in the house. In this guide, find out what baby milestones you can expect your baby to achieve at 15 months old.
If you’ve not heard your toddler say any simple word, get set… it is coming. At this age, your baby can wave bye-bye, do a one-step verbal command, and pile a few cubes. Also, your toddler is developing and refining fine key motor, gross motor, social, and language skills.
After your baby’s first birthday, it’s another lovely stage for him. It’s a crucial period for your baby, and you must make certain that you are not restricting his growth. Allow him to explore the captivating world around him. In this guide, you’ll find out what developmental milestones your baby should achieve at 13 months.
Happy birthday to your little one! Don’t worry, he will always be your “baby,” but his 1st birthday is a development — a milestone that transforms him into a toddler and offers all the delights of toddlerhood. This guide shows the milestone of a 12-month-old baby with ideas on how you can support your child’s development.
Whether you like it or not, meltdowns, tantrums, as well as temper are an important part of your toddler’s emotional health and overall wellbeing. Even though meltdowns are common and can be avoided sometimes, most parents still have a hard time dealing with them. Well, it is easy to understand the frustration of parents when their toddlers have a meltdown because all parents love to see their kids happy and in good mood. There are many reasons why toddlers often have meltdowns, but that could be a topic of its own. Our focus in this article is rather on ways to handle a toddler’s meltdown.
• Avoid them
The first way to handle your toddler’s tantrum is to first of all try to avoid them. Of course, you can achieve this by giving your toddler full attention. Besides, you can also set out time to play and while at it, let your toddler take the lead in choosing the activity. By sharing such moments with your toddler, you are giving him a better foundation for calming down the next time he gets upset. Besides, you should also complement your toddler for good behaviors no matter how small it seems. By so doing, he will be more likely to do things that will bring about praises. This will also help reduce the moments of disagreement between you both.
• Understand what they want
Also, trying to understand what your toddler wants will go a long way to help handle his meltdown. Recall that even though most toddlers can use words, minor disagreements that may lead to anger are still eminent since they are still learning how to handle their emotions. Therefore kids may get frustrated and start acting up over their inability to do certain things like wearing their shoes. Well, as frustrating as this can be, the best you can do is to understand what he wants. Most toddlers will be able to say at least one word that summarizes their problem. It is therefore your duty to pay attention and understand what he wants so that you can act accordingly.
• Big hug
Moreover, you will be surprised that giving a big hug to your toddler will reverse his mood totally. A big hug from mommy or daddy, could turn a loud cry to a broad smile or even laughter. Remember that hugs make kids feel secure, and equally assures them that you care about them, even when you do not agree with their behavior. Well, a firm hug will definitely do the trick, but while at it, it’s better not to say a word because it could instead stir more anger in your toddler.
• Some space
You can as well handle a meltdown by just giving your child some space. The truth is that sometimes, kids just need to let their anger out, so do not stand on their way. However, you should be vigilant enough to ensure that there is nothing around that could hurt your child. Giving children space will teach them a practical lesson on how to vent in a non-destructive way.
Above all, you can contain your toddler’s meltdown by suggesting food or a little rest and recreation (R&R). After all, most tantrums are caused by hunger, fatigue or boredom. Therefore, be ready to feed him, give him water, put him to sleep or make him watch his favorite program. By doing so, your kid will definitely overcome the bad mood.
In today’s world, it is believed that praising your child’s good behavior makes them more disciplined. Punishment is generally avoided and rewards are preferred by modern-day parents for the children.