Life can be frustrating for toddlers. They can't always clearly express their needs. Children aren't born with social skills, so they tend to have trouble dealing with limits, compromise, and disappointment which lead to whining and misbehavior. That's why it is necessary for parent to prioritize teaching their little ones about appropriate behaviors as early as possible.
Here are some techniques to encourage toddler's listening and cooperation.
The first technique is Change your location, use few words and keep on trapping.
- Don’t yell when disciplining a toddler, but definitely change your tone to get your point across. Always make your statements short and sweet.
- Learn to ignore a minor infraction, kid will eventually stop doing it because they'll see that it doesn't get a rise out of you.
Next is to change the location of the offending object.
- Learn how to distract and redirect. Some misbehavior is preventable, if you're aware of the tangible temptations, then remove it.
- if your child unrolls the entire toilet paper roll, calmly remove her from the location and close the door, then eventually she’ll forget about it
Remember: Focus on the behavior and not the child. Always say that a particular behavior is bad. Never tell your child that he is bad. You want him to know that you love him, but you don't love the way he's acting right now.
Then if misbehavior continues despite the tries, this is where setting limits and enforcing consequences comes through. Your toddler should learn the natural outcomes of his behavior. Let your child see the consequences of his or her actions — as long as they're not dangerous.
Practice these techniques consistently to achieve positive result..