From terrible twos to troublesome threes, there is no doubt that having a little one can sometimes be hard work.
Why does my child misbehave?
- They are developing, not just physically but emotionally too with no idea how to handle their newly discovered feelings.
- Children have temper tantrums for many different reasons such as they are frustrated or exhausted, but the trouble is, they don’t have the verbal skills to explain what is wrong
- They say ‘NO’ because they are tired.
- Bedtime can quickly become a losing battle with children wanting ‘one last bedtime story’, endless trips to the bathroom and the urge to have yet another drink before they sleep with different excuses!
- They may hit and bite because they are tired and they don’t have the verbal skills to ask politely for the toy back or have longer playing with something.
- Also because they don’t understand; they feel stressed and anxious.
- Children can go through stages of separation anxiety which causes them to feel stressed, even when they have been in a nursery from a young age.
the 3 golden rules
Take a minute to assess their behavior before responding
Create clear and consistent boundaries – keep to these
Respond to the good behavior and try to ignore the bad behavior or reduce attention given to this type of attention seeking
- To try to develop understanding of developmentally appropriate behaviours and patterns
- Create a calm and positive atmosphere at home by trying to focus on your balanced and calm response
- Try to ensure that all the members of the family, in your child’s life work together to ensure consistency, giving the best possible chance of understanding how they behave.
how i can help
I can share my tried and tested methods with you, having helped over 450 babies in the last 10 years. I have worked with celebrities and wonderful families all over the world. A telephone and email package includes, 4 weeks of training and support.