How would you react as a parent if your child is being bullied? And as a parent how would you feel if your child is the one acting up being the bully? And what’s the proper parent reaction and what is not?
i can still remember we went to a friend’s house (eight months ago) to finish what my hubby started, helping to upgrade a friend’s computer. Ate P was just 16 months old and she was playing with Kid XX ( a 5 yrs. old kid). At first, they got along well, since we are the visitor, and hubby was helping them with their computer so the parent were so very accomodating to ate P.
As a mom to my toddler on her terrible twos my parenting style changes to suit the quick changing attitude of my daughter. If style A won’t be successful then refer to style B, but sometimes it seems that all of the above won’t work then it’s the time that we should meet halfway. As much as possible. I don’t want to give in to every demand my witty toddler makes.
I always teach and remind her that it’s important to share her toys to a playmate and she would say that she will and she knows how to share but the problem is sometimes other kids would want to take everything from her so that’s the start of the chaos.
Talking the Toddler-ease way to Princess is very applicable whenever she is in her tantrumland.
And if she’s in her calm self you can talk to her the normal way, but if she’s having some bad day (which only occur if she lacks sleep, deprived of some chocolates and sweets—coz we don’t want her to be addicted to sweets, or if momsy or dada do not want to give in to what she wants, yes…she’s a demanding toddler!) the following course of action should take place: a.) Talk to her in short phrases b.) Talk to her in a low tone c.)Repeat what she wants to convey in that way she’s assured that you really listened and understand her d.)Use a facial expression and body language that shows that you care and respect her.
Shouting back at her would do no good and bears only more defiance in her part. She’s a tough kiddo and it will only make her tougher.
At this age, your baby leaves a trail wherever he goes. As he scoots around the house, he may pull books off shelves and clear cabinets of their contents. He’ll also happily tip over wastebaskets. Though it’s tiring for you to constantly clean up after him, he needs to be a little explorer. This inquisitiveness is a natural part of his development.
— “Parents Baby Newsletter”