There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to parenting toddlers. Every case has a different set of principals and operations that are to be carried out in the process. The main purpose behind toddler training or parenting still remains the child’s safety and well being which eventually makes the parents happy!
Bathroom training is a must to begin with, which includes bathing and brushing on a daily basis. This is the best way to inculcate hygiene and cleanliness in your little ones. The sooner you begin practicing the same, the better it is for your child’s wellbeing.
Potty training follows suit. There could be nothing better than having your child to understand if he wishes to use the pot. Use certain ways and means to teach him to give you a sign when ever he wishes to do the big job, so that it saves you from a messy and a smelly house which many suffer from, for long.
Nutrition basics come next. As your toddler gets off baby food and starts eating more and more regular ‘table’ food, you can expect his diet to look just like the rest of the family’s diet. That means three meals a day and a couple of healthy snacks. In this case avoid treating him with junk food and colas so that he gets into a habit of relishing only the right kind of food for the rest of his life.
Temper tantrums always need improvement. Try to anticipate tantrums, distract your child before one erupts, and keep in mind that most toddlers can’t be easily calmed down once a tantrum starts. Hence be patient and never give into them as a parent. It only worsens the problem!
Sharing and caring is again indispensable. You must teach them to share their toys and other belongings with their friends so that they also learn to care in the deal. This is where a lot of parents falter ending up with children who are selfish and insensitive even in the later years.
Safety matters the most for the good health and security of your child. Although your home should be childproofed by now, you have to be even more careful as your toddler gets more mobile. Be sure to build a wall of pillows while he’s sleeping in bed to avoid him from falling and getting hurt. There are various other ways to keep your children safe provided you pay heed to them.