How To Cope With The Terrible Twos

Understanding toddler anxiety

Anxiety in toddlers is very common as your toddler is becoming a lot more aware of their surroundings and what is happening around them. Anxiety in toddlers is normally just a phase that your toddler will go through as they are seeing things differently and trying to make sense of what is happening.

Whilst your toddler is going through this stage of development, you may find your toddler becomes clingy, gets upset easily and becomes clearly distressed when in certain situations.

This is normal and some extra kisses and cuddles will normally be enough to resolve the situation.

However, if you find your toddler is getting distressed easily and often you may want to think about teaching your toddler techniques to help them understand their anxiety and how to cope with it.

It is important to teach your toddler how to cope with anxiety at an early age because:

  • It can lead to anxiety problems later in life
  • It can cause behavioural issues
  • Social problems
  • Educational problems
  • Difficulties in communication

It is much easier to help your toddler through anxiety as a toddler because they haven’t formed a full understanding of the world, so your toddler is more easily influenced and understanding of new ways of thinking than if they were a teenager.

Have a look at the articles above for ways of helping your toddler through their anxiety problems and giving them the best possible start in life.