Biting, tantrums and difficult behaviour all make up the terrible twos.
Do you have a toddler who just completely ignores you? Bites other toddlers? Throws seemlingly endless tantrums? Well you're not alone.
Here are some questions that parents like you have asked, and our experts have given the answers.Not enough discipline?
Q: My son is 2 years old. I am a single parent. My problem is that he is so violent with the other kids and with me. When we are out i feel so ashamed of his behaviour. It's like I did not discipline him enough. Please advise on what to do. PhumzaAnne Cawood
answers: Aggression is
very normal in 2 year olds. They have strong feelings - but no way to
express them yet. What they need is adults who can give them the
message that it is okay to have negative feelings, but that the
behaviour they often choose to express these feelings, is not
acceptable... Read more
Q: How best can we get my 16 month old daughter to stop biting people (toddlers, parents, other adults)? Robert
answers: Robert, the
starting point is figuring out why she is biting people. There are a
few possible reasons. She could use it as a way of getting attention
(not that you are neglecting her – rather that she knows she gets a
reaction when she does it). Possibly it is that she has learnt the
habit from teething because it feels nice (the comfort that a teething
ring provides)... Read more.Temperamental toddler
Q: My daughter is almost two and still does not sleep through, she wakes up anything from 3 - 10 times a night, either screaming or just moaning. She is not teething and I can not see any reason for her to be waking. What can I do to get her to sleep through as I am sure you can understand that it is getting rather challenging! Secondly, she is still sleeping in my bed. How do I get her to sleep in her own room? She is very temperamental and throws temper tantrums if she doesn't get her way. JennyMegan Faure
answers:Two year olds
need lots of love and firm boundaries. This sounds to me like a
boundary issue: You are the parent and she needs some guidance on how
and when to sleep. The first step is to rule out natural causes for
night waking such as hunger, worms, ear infections and overstimulation.... Read more
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