It is impossible to have another time in life. In such a short time, the body and mind are facing sudden changes. In fact, the growth pressure faced by children is no less than that of adults. This is indeed a remarkable stage. The reason why two-year-old children are difficult to deal with is that their body and mind are facing important development that their parents may not know.
Development feature 1: focus on emotional experience
Research has found that toddlers from the age of one and a half to two will begin to try to control the people or things that make them upset. They also respond to the frustration of waiting for refreshments or gifts through strategies such as talking to their peers or playing with toys. In the hearts of the little people, there are several emotions that are causing trouble every day: fear, shyness, jealousy, etc. Many emotions are the first time a child has experienced that he must face and deal with these emotions, which is a big issue for him in life.
Two-year-old children always develop faster in intelligence than in physical ability, so they may already know how to solve things, but can’t put them into action. Two-year-old children have many ideas, but their language ability is not mature enough to express their ideas smoothly. These will make them frustrated and angry. Parents may be distressed because their children are “hard to handle”, but in fact, children are not easy. He did not deliberately oppose, but was in an unstable state of sudden changes in body and mind; At his worst, he needed his parents’ help most.
1. To express his feelings
Children are too young to express their thoughts clearly. Maybe it was just because he saw the balloon in the hand of the big brother who was coming face to face on the road and wanted it, but he didn’t know how to say it, and his parents didn’t understand it, so the child was angry. When encountering these uncertain emotions, don’t ask the reason first, because it is difficult for the child to say clearly, but accept him: “You are in a bad mood!”
2. Teach him to express emotions correctly
When a child has emotions, don’t suppress them. Encourage him to express frustration and anger in words. If his language skills are not perfect, try to help him speak, help him reorganize sentences, or restate his mood in complete sentences: “You are angry because you can’t complete the puzzle, right?” Love the toddler who is losing his temper, and calmly but firmly speaking to him can help him calm down. The way you treat him is the object he learns how to deal with emotions.
3. Suggest him another solution
The toddler actually has the initial ability to detect emotions. When there is a frustrating stimulus, he will try to divert his attention or try to control it. Guide him to tell his feelings and shift his attention to more comfortable emotions, such as: Mom is not here now, but when she comes back, we can read the story book together.
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Page 2: Young adventurers pursuing independence
Page 3: Getting sticky
Page 4: openly challenging parents
Page 5: Living in your own universe
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