athomeparentingwithJoFrost2017 - 91
'I want it
JO FROST GUIDES
YOU THROUGH THE
he toddler years are, for many
parents, the most rewarding,
but they can also be very
frustrating and full of what may
seem to be insurmountable problems.
Rest assured, however, that whatever
you're going through with your little one,
someone else has experienced it before
and successfully come through the other
side. Here are some of the common
difficulties - and how to fix them.
'Many parents feel absolutely horrified
the first time they see their child show
aggression towards another child, or
themselves, normally because they feel
such behaviour reflects badly on their
parenting skills,' says Jo. 'In turn they
wonder what they are doing wrong to
cause their child to behave that way.
'The reality, however, is children
learn such dominating behaviour to
get what they want.
'Even though children will show
an abundance of affection and care,
it is still important for you to instill
and show affection daily, raising your
children to understand kindness and
respect for one another.
'The way to do this is by talking to
your children and teaching them to
share, developing their empathy and
explaining other points of view.
'Aggression is eliminated when
descriptive praise can be used, teaching
social skills and making sure the child
understands there are consequences
for inappropriate behaviour.' >
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