How to deal with twins
Having twins can be overwhelming, but there are ways to make the experience easier and more enjoyable. This blog post will discuss tips on how to manage sleep and feeding schedules, parenting, and bonding with each child individually.
The good old days of a newborn are numbered. Your little one can now roll over, bump into things, and cry at the drop of a hat.
Welcome to the next stage of parenting: temper tantrums.
Your little one isn’t a monster because they’re going through a lot of changes. They’re growing up fast, and they’re having some behavioral issues. It’s just that they’re acting out like a child that needs to be nurtured and loved.
But that’s easier said than done.
The last thing on earth you want is another meltdown.
So, how do you ensure that terrible twos pass quickly and don’t drag on for too long?
If you’re looking for some tips on dealing with your wild little one, you’ve arrived at the right place.
Give Proper Attention
At this age, your children want your attention, and they will do whatever it takes to get it. However, they don’t have to do unspeakable things to get it, as long as you’re consistent in the love, care, and routine you instill in your children. Recognize and encourage good behavior when it’s done, and discourage bad behavior in ways that aren’t physical punishment. Being consistent in your responses teaches your child not only what you expect from them, but how they must behave to win your favor. As your child grows older, they will learn that these behaviors are the normal way of doing things, and they will continue to do so.
We have been trained to think of discipline as boring and negative. But have you ever thought about positive discipline? Positive discipline is when you reinforce your child’s behavior in a positive way. This means teaching your child how to behave well and then rewarding them when they do. For instance, if your child is acting out during a playdate, tell them that if they behave badly, you will confiscate their favorite toy. If your child doesn’t listen to you, be firm and give a consequence that will have an effect on them. Once your child changes their behavior, acknowledge and reward them immediately.
Let them Go and play with other Children
No matter what tactics you use, kids will always find a way to irritate you until you crack. That’s why asking for a time out is a good idea, not just for your child’s sake but for your own. If your little one is acting out because of anger, ask them to step away from you and go to your room or another safe place until they’re calm enough to talk. This is especially helpful if your little one is particularly violent while angry. This will teach your little one to use their words instead of their fists!
Getting along with a little one is never going to be easy, especially when they can throw a tantrum in a flash for just about anything! Use our tips to learn to be more patient with yourself and with your little one while you work through this new stage together!