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11 Tips to raise a happy and well-groomed toddler!

Kejal Teckchandani
1 to 3 years

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11 Tips to raise a happy and well groomed toddler

We all want well-groomed children but don’t we wonder what is the right way to discipline children without getting too harsh or without affecting their original personality. Although it seems like we are asking for too much, it is possible to have a well-behaved and happy toddler by following some simple rules. The way we react to our child’s behavior teaches them a lot.
1. Find Out What's Really Frustrating Your Kid
A lot of times, children at the toddler stage are frustrated on account of their inability to express themselves. Teaching your little one how to sign a few key words or express themselves effectively -- such as more, food, milk, and tired -- can work wonders.
2.Learn to Give Your Toddler Some Space
Several times children need to vent their anger. At that time, it’s best to give them their space.
3.Never Resort to Spanking
By spanking them, you are teaching them to handle their anger in that way. The next time you feel the urge to spank, take a deep breath instead and consider what you want your toddler to learn.
4.Speak Calmly and Practice Self Control
Talking in a soothing voice shows your toddler that you're not going to let her behavior get to you. What helps your child learn is when your response shows her a different, more constructive way to handle these feelings.
5..Create a Diversion
Children have very short attention spans -which means they're usually easy to divert. And it always helps.
6.Dont forget to Hug
Hugs make children feel secure and let them know that you care about them, even if you don't agree with their behavior.
7.Talk about Feelings and How to Cope
Read books and notice aloud how the characters are feeling: ‘The dog is really happy that he got a bone.’ And share your own feelings. When your child can label how he is feeling, it helps him gain control over his emotions and communicate them to others.
8.Empathize with Your Toddler
If your little one has to wait until his meal has cooled down, show him the steam rising from the bowl. Tell him that when the steam goes away, you can test the meal on a spoon to see if it is cool enough.
9.Use Timers
If there are 2 or more children playing, give them each a few minutes, using the timer, to play with a toy they both want
10.Let them make their own choices
Let them choose, appropriate to their age, what to wear,and what to eat (within reason), what to play, whom to play with. This gives them a feeling of control and supports their growing confidence and sense of competency, the belief that “I can do it”.
11.Help them ‘Practise’ Self-Control.
There are many daily moments when you can teach your child this skill. For example, games that require turn-taking are great for practicing how to wait and share. Rolling a ball back and forth is an example.
 
It’s a good idea to keep your response ready for situations, which typically occur often. That way, you will find yourselves being caught off-guard in fewer situations.  Besides having a far more well-behaved toddler, you will also find yourself a lot calmer. 

 

Kejal Mehta Teckchandani resides in Mumbai with her husband and a beautiful daughter. She is passionate about health, cooking, travel and most of all being a momma. Check out her blogs at http://beingmomma.com/category/being-momma/

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| Oct 05, 2017

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| Oct 05, 2017

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| Oct 04, 2017

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| Oct 04, 2017

thanks.

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| Oct 04, 2017

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| Oct 04, 2017

very usefuk

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| Oct 04, 2017

thanks a lot... very helpful tips....

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| Oct 04, 2017

nice lesson

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| Oct 04, 2017

this is a very helpful post thanks a lot keep sharing

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| Aug 20, 2017

thanks kejal teckchandani ji for sharing such important post for parents.

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| Aug 02, 2017

Nice tips. Is your child a happy one? These 7 tips in parenting are bound to help you bring up a happy child, one who grows up into a happy adult. https://www.parentcircle.com/article/7-ways-to-raise-a-happy-child/

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| Jul 04, 2017

My baby Is 18 months old, one day she will eat fruits and vegetables, cerelac etc. , from the next day she will not take one spoon also, only asking for milk, plz give me suggestions

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| Jul 04, 2017

Thank you for your helpful tips

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| Jun 22, 2017

thank you so much very useful

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| Jun 22, 2017

thanks kejal for this useful post...

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| Jun 22, 2017

thanqqqqq kejal. very nicely explained.

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| Jun 20, 2017

really very helpful blog thank you so much for the valuable things.

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| May 05, 2017

very nice topic and tips...

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| Apr 04, 2017

thanks good ideas

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| Apr 04, 2017

what if v live in joint family. if parents don't show anger but some other family member shouts on child. what if a child learns to show tantrums n bad behaviour from other children in family. how to handle tht situation

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| Jul 17, 2016

awesome tips.... timely help for me.... kudos....

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| Jul 17, 2016

very informative

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| Jun 04, 2016

nice ideas... great work.. thanks

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| Jun 03, 2016

Good one indeed better... Thanx

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| Jun 03, 2016

nice ideas.. thanks

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| Feb 08, 2016

Well said. ! Thanks

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| Jan 27, 2016

Thanks .....

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| Jan 27, 2016

Wonderful article! Thank you

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| Jan 25, 2016

Good... thnx

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| Jan 25, 2016

Good... thnx

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| Jan 23, 2016

superb

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| Nov 07, 2015

Nice tips n thanks

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| Oct 28, 2015

Nice tips going thru a tough tym handlng my kid right nw

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| Oct 26, 2015

Thanks a lot Kejal for your useful tips.

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| Oct 22, 2015

Very good information & interesting . thank you

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| Oct 09, 2015

Very useful idea & thanks for ur tips

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| Oct 09, 2015

Very nice idea

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| Oct 01, 2015

Nice tips , thanks for sharing.

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| Sep 28, 2015

Thanks fr ur tips..

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| Sep 26, 2015

Thank u fa ur valuable share.

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| Sep 25, 2015

As a mother of 6 month Infant, I found this extremely useful. There are times when I am too exhausted and if my little one wakes up it really makes me terribly angry as its just me in home raising him. So to manage work at home and baby becomes a big challenge. From your experience, would like to know more as how did u deal this situation if you faced it. I feel really guilty after I shout out rarely on my little one... But its because of tiredness more than anything. Would like opinions from anyone here.

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| Sep 25, 2015

Nice tips

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| Sep 24, 2015

certainly.. it will help.. I practice some .. let me try other ones

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| Sep 24, 2015

Nice tips. Thank you for sharing.

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