Growth and Development

ALL Toddlers Have Challenging Behaviors

all toddlers have challenging behaviors

Be patient while your toddler’s brain develops

  • Even though your child can walk and talk, they can’t always tell you how they feel or what they need.
  • Help your toddler understand you and them by talking about feelings.

Be patient while your toddler’s brain develops. By now, the part of the brain that tells your child to want something is well developed. But the part of the brain that understands waiting to get what they want is not developed. When you show patience, and see that your child does not have a lot of control over these strong emotions, this can make your child feel better.

To find more information, check out:

http://ohioaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/RelationshipBasedDiscipline_Handout.pdf

This and other exclusive tips from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics are shared via Bloomz, the app connecting parents and educators everywhere. Want to get them on your phone? Invite your child’s teacher, coach or care provider to sign up for a free Bloomz account.

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