Every baby is unique, but in their growth process, there are still many regular things that we can understand and prepare in advance!
For example, let terrible two, a headache for countless mothers, be annoying 2 years old!
What is terrible two?
The age of two is an important age, at which physical growth slows down, but brain and intelligence develop at full speed. Changes in intelligence, social interaction and emotion are a challenge for you and your children.
The reason why 2 years old is called terrible two is that children will have a period of resistance to all parents’demands to say “no”, often capricious, crying, difficult to adjust.
Why do babies become annoying at age 2?
After the baby was two years old, the mothers suddenly found out one day that he had changed from a obedient and lovely baby to a “little thorn head” that nobody dared to provoke. Crying, noisy, persistent, stubborn, and incoherent, beating… All in all, these behaviors are very annoying to moms.
In fact, this is a necessary stage of growth and development. After the age of 2, the baby also relies on you on the one hand, on the other hand, it is anxious to declare its independence.
Baby often swings back and forth between two emotions, sticks to you when you leave, and starts to work against you when you ask him to obey. However, you want your baby to be as cute as a baby once, and you want him to be like a little grown-up. On the contrary, it is easy to lose patience and feel annoying.
In fact, this stage of the baby also has great progress, the baby’s ability in all aspects of development, independence gradually become stronger, language ability has been developed, imagination has been expanded, social skills have become more powerful.
How to get through the annoying age of two?
Sometimes, your baby’s behavior can disappoint you, but try to look around the same age of children, in fact, they are the same. And what you need to do is to guide the baby according to circumstances.
1, encourage autonomy.
Encourage children to make their own decisions and do it yourself. For example, choose what clothes to wear, dress yourself, choose tableware, and eat by yourself. Under the premise of principle and love, give children the right to choose.
2, use less command to communicate.
Babies of this age have begun to have their own ideas, self-awareness began to germinate, so when communicating with the baby to give the baby sincere respect, oh, to communicate in a less commanding way.
For example, when the baby is going to bed, don’t ask “do you want to sleep”. When the baby is playing, order “not like this”, “not like this”… It’s easy for babies to mistake themselves for choices, so they spend energy entangling with each other, producing unnecessary frustration; or feel dissatisfied that they are not respected and recognized.
3, control your emotions.
When babies start to lose their temper, they often cry or beat or bite people. They also shout and say something like “bad mother” or “I hate you” to express their personal feelings.
At this time, please do not treat children violently, because this is the most ineffective method. What you need to do is to control your emotions, keep calm, and then communicate in a gentle way. For example, you can limit your body attacks by holding your child tightly. Then, speak in a calm tone, direct your head, and don’t be too serious.
4. Guide children to express their bad feelings correctly.
Everyone may have bad mood, so do children. When he is angry, calm down, parents guide the child to correctly use language to express why angry, let the child realize their mistakes, is conducive to better emotional control. When the baby gets angry, parents can let him sit on the bench.
Parents should learn to look at the problem from the child’s point of view, not take it for granted to deny the child all you think is “incorrect” behavior!
Although 2-year-old baby “annoying”, but parents must not only see the bad behavior of the baby, and neglect to praise the baby’s good performance. You know, the encouragement and respect you show, the appreciation of his progress, the warmth and protection you give him, will help keep the baby behaving well, and will make him feel comfortable, confident and unique, which is good for his future development.