How To Cope With The Terrible Twos
- Behaviour charts and sticker charts for children
- House Rules: Help to improve your toddlers behaviour
- Examples of house rules for your toddler
- Get your toddler to willingly share with others
- Preventing minor toddler temper tantrums
- Preventing toddler tantrums in public places
- Smacking: Should I smack my toddler?
- Stop your toddler biting others
- Stop your toddler wanting their dummy without tears and tantrums
- Time Out: How to successfully give your toddler a time out
- Teach your toddler manners
- Warnings: How to give warnings to your toddler
- 5 top tips for setting toddler house rules
- Does your toddler favour one parent?
- Get chores done, entertain the kids and have time for you
- How to choose the best childminder for your child
- Alternatives to using the word 'no'
- Eating at a restaurant with your toddler
- How much TV should your toddler watch?
- How to stop your toddler sucking their thumb
- Keeping calm when your toddler acts up
- Keeping your toddler safe at the playground
- Quick tips to encourage your toddler to brush their teeth
- Stop your toddler being jealous of a new sibling
- Stop your toddler running off
- Talking to toddlers
- Things to do on a rainy day
- Bedtime Routine: Get a calm and peaceful bedtime routine
- Get your toddler sleeping in their own bed
- No more tears and tantrums at bath time
- Stay In Bed Technique: So everyone gets a good nights sleep
- Getting rid of nightmares and monsters under the bed
- How and when to start brushing your toddlers teeth
- No more hassle when brushing your toddlers teeth
The terrible twos
The terrible twos can be a testing time for any parent, so I have made this page to help.
Even with the patience of a saint, a parent or carer will still struggle with their toddler during the terrible twos. When you have a stubborn toddler who will only do the opposite of what you say (or wont do anything at all), patience and willing to live can be fully tested.
Signs and symptoms of the terrible twos
The symptoms of the terrible twos vary from child to child; however there are a number of common signs that indicate your toddler is suffering from the terrible twos:
If your toddler wants to do something, they will be waiting for you at the door, coat half on, shoes on the wrong feet and nagging at you to hurry up. If your toddler does not want to do something the few inches you can move towards the door will feel like you are winning the war (until your toddler escapes your grip and you have to start all over again).
As well as this, your toddler may develop a raging temper, which will come from nowhere, catch you off guard and quite possibly leave you cowering in the corner while your toddler dictates the running of the house from now on.
Kicking, screaming and red faces all round are often common side effects of terrible twos temper tantrums.
Following on from the raging temper of the terrible twos will come your toddler new favourite word “no”. Anything you ask, say do, or even think of will be answered by this one simple word.
But there is good news!
There are ways you can stop the tantrums, get your toddler doing what you want and you can have a more chilled out, happy toddler.
Your toddler will be craving independance and will take any chance to learn new skills, such as feeding and dressing themselves.
Your child is thirsty for knowledge and will absorb like a sponge. Feed your childs desire to learn and become independant.