It is Babywise Friendly Blog Network week! You will be hearing from these lovely ladies this week, all on hot topics people often have questions about:
- Monday: Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom
- Tuesday: Shea at The Moses Home
- Tuesday: Kimberly at Team Cartwright
- Wednesday: Emily at The Journey of Parenthood
- Thursday: Carrie at Wiley Adventures
- Thursday: Stephanie at Giving It Grace
- Friday: Katrina at Mama’s Organized Chaos
Stephanie, over at Giving it Grace, is writing about “One Quick Trick For Stopping Unwanted Toddler Behavior”. I am definitely trying this tip out myself! Check out the sneak peek below and head on over to her site to read the full post!
Truly the most frequently asked questions I get have to do with newborns and sleep, which is why I wrote this post about sleep goals for babies first four months. Today though, I am answering the second most frequently asked question I get, which is:
How do I get my toddler to stop doing “x” behavior?
The “x” behavior can be a whole host of undesirable behaviors: dropping food, tantrums at the table, delaying at bedtime…really, toddlers never tire of thinking up annoying things to do, do they?
To stop unwanted behavior, I’ll always first advise being more firm. In our home, disobedience or naughty behavior either means I’m not being clear enough with what’s expected, or I’m not being swift enough with discipline. But if the undesired behavior is too clockwork – like a tantrum every time mom tries to put toddler in the car – I take a different approach. I like to change it up. The scenery, the routine, whatever – just do something to break the pattern of bad behavior.
One of the earliest instances of this I can remember is when my son started having tantrums at the dinner table… Read more….