Each child is unique, much like a snowflake. Children have their own likes and dislikes, temper or calmness. You need to adjust your child-rearing style to work with their listening style.
Here are some ideas given to us by parents who have raised their children and survived.
Make sure that your child is getting enough sleep each night. If they do not get enough sleep, they tend to lose focus throughout the day. That could prevent them from doing school work and other activities. Try not to let them eat or drink anything sugary for at least a few hours before bedtime.
Eat dinner with your family as often as you can. Eating dinner with your children encourages healthy eating habits. It also allows you a chance to re-connect as a family, to discuss what went on during the day. When you eat together as a family, you know where your children are and what they’re doing in the evenings. Which makes it easier to curtail or control destructive behaviors.
Childproofing your home is more important than you may think. The number one cause in death of children is accidents. Many of which could be prevent if the parent had childproofed their home. Even if you think your child is old enough to know better, keep these safety measures in your home.
Each child is unique – toddler tantrums
If you have a toddler who is throwing a tantrum, make a “safety fort” out of a blanket or towel thrown over a chair. Many times, toddler tantrums relates to over-stimulation. Removing the stimulation by blocking it out can help.
We all know that engaging in an argument with a toddler is never the most productive use of our time. To avoid arguments, make sure you explain your reasons for your rules. Do it in ways that are easy for your toddler to understand. Decide ahead of time which rules are flexible and which are non-negotiable.
It is important that you proper discipline your toddler when they bite you or someone else. Letting them get away with biting will make them think it is okay. To show your toddler that you mean business, tell them firm they cannot bite or take away their favorite toy.
Taking your toddler to the bathroom every two hours should be a part of your potty training strategy. Toddlers don’t always let you know in time that they have to use the bathroom. Because they are still learning to communicate this. Taking your child to potty every few hours is the best way to prevent accidents from occurring. This will remind him that he may need to use the bathroom.
Do not push your child too hard toward potty-training before he or she is ready. Sometime between 18 months and 3 years of age, your kiddo will start to show signs of readiness. Including staying dry for a couple of hours at a time and telling you before he or she needs to go.
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Each child is unique – conclusion
Your children are precious, but aren’t like a snowflake. They won’t melt if you do the wrong thing. So feel free to experiment with your child-rearing style. Until you find something that works. Kids are amazing resilient. Supply lots of hugs and kisses when things do go wrong and everything will be okay in the end!