Is There Really Such A Thing As Terrible Twos?
I never used to believe so but now I beg to differ. Are you having one of those days when everything seems to be upside down and to make matters worse, your toddler is screaming and throwing himself on the floor, because that was my day today.
If this is your first time reading my blog, I want to let you know, I have a toddler who is on the brink of 2 years old and days are becoming harder by the moment. I have put methods in place, I have reasoned, I have ignored, and still the tantrum phase has decided to rare it’s ugly head. Here ‘s a way to handle terrible twos, free parenting advice and tips and it’s well worth it.
If your toddler has taken on the terrible two phase, one thing you should know is that this is definitely normal behavior and every toddler goes through a period where they are trying to assert their independence and learn what is acceptable and what is not.
They are trying to get a feel for what they can and can’t do, what you will allow, and how far they can push you to get what they want. I recently wrote a post on toddler tantrums and not giving in because this will only hinder you in the long run.
Looking For Help
I went to my drawing board because, well, I am no expert and I am learning along the way the same as you, but I wanted to find something that could help me in getting my toddler to be calm and to help me communicate with him. And correct me if I’m wrong, but “goo goo gaga” is hardly a way to communicate with your toddler.
How could I get a 21-month-old toddler who has a vocabulary span of about 25 words to sit and have a logical conversation with me? How could I stress to him how much I needed him to sit still and not throw himself on the floor because let’s face it, at this point that seems to be the go to move, and how could I show him that I am not upset with him and not angry at all without giving into his every demand?
I couldn’t. And if you are anything like me, you won’t be able to either. I needed to find a surefire way that would help me communicate with my son on his level and assure him that it’s okay to get frustrated there’s just other ways to express his emotions instead of taking a tantrum.
When I was doing some research, I came across this website, and don’t worry, I’m not trying to sell you anything. But, this website had a free toddler parenting tips presentation. Yes, I said FREE!
Talking To Toddlers
You can go on this website called “Talking to Toddlers” and watch this FREE video for important tips on how you can best communicate with your child and deal with your toddler’s behavior. I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant at first, but as it turns out, the guy hosting the video has kids of his own that have surpassed the toddler phase and he’s just sharing some tips on how you can really talk to your toddler.
I can’t stress enough how understanding this video was and how much I learned from it. And the best part as I love to mention in my posts is it was free.
So, I watched this video and he talked about kid’s emotions and how their behavior can trigger certain actions. How using the word “NO” can actually hurt rather than help because there are better ways to say it, and how your bond with you toddler can help with curbing their behavioral problems.
I gave you the short part of it, but if you want to get some tips to really help with communicating with your toddler and putting those tantrums to an end, or at least a limit, I encourage you to watch this video. You’d be surprised how much advice an active parent can give you.
When I was in my research mode, I looked at some testimonials on the “Talking to Toddlers” website, and people had some really good things to say about this website. It seems to be really helpful and when you’re looking for free, sometimes quality doesn’t always come in to play. Look at this testimonial from one of the parents.
Free Newsletter & Audio Lesson
But that’s not it. Upon exploring this website, I also found that they offer a free parenting tips newsletter. Yes, again, I said free. You put in your email and get instant access, and download your free lesson instantly as well.
Just for visiting this website you also get a free audio lesson emailed to you. Again, you just have to sign up. With the audio lesson, you get 3 tips you can start using instantly. It doesn’t get much better than that. Believe me, If I didn’t think this website was worth it I would recommend it.
It Doesn’t Hurt To Stop By And Check It Out
Let’s recap. If you want some free tips on communicating with your toddler, ways to curb their behavior, and tips for parenting, I recommend checking out this website. Like I said before, it’s free and you just have to sign up, no strings attached.
I don’t want to steer you wrong so I feel obligated to mention that there are paid services on this website, but what I am recommending is totally free. You could opt to pay for more but they have a bunch of free advice that you could benefit from just the same.
A Happy Child
I love to see my son happy and playing and full of life and I sometimes feel sad that he doesn’t know how to communicate of express his emotions. As his mother I want to do all I can to make sure he can pass this phase and have a happy normal childhood. Hopefully you can benefit from “Talking To Toddlers” as I have and i’m sure if I keep applying the techniques my son will be rid of those terrible tantrums.
Have you been having trouble lately with your toddler and do you need some helpful advice? Is there something you can recommend to other moms? I would love to hear your experience on this, please comment below. Thanks for reading my latest post.