I know every mom I meet always has an idea of what motherhood will be like. They won’t yell or get angry with their kids. They’ll be calm and patient…
And then reality strikes…and it ain’t pretty!!
Losing your cool happens to all moms, it’s ok! You can make an effort to change how you respond to the (very) stressful situation of raising young children. I know I can always use a helping hand with this!!
These 10 articles all have helpful ways to positively discipline your toddler whether you’re dealing with disrespect or aggression, and why these behaviors may be occurring.
What stuck out to me in this article was how the author said to use physical boundaries when needed. For example, holding your kid’s hand if they are hitting or putting an arm between fighting siblings. I think positive parenting sometimes has the bad rap of letting kids do whatever they want or never physically intervening when there is a reason to do so. This proves there is a way to safely intervene without letting your child hurt themselves or someone else.
What I liked in this article was the author saying the parent has to use self-discipline, as the best discipline tool. So. Much. This. Lashing out in anger is a battle every parent needs to face. Remaining calm is the key to successfully teaching your kids how to handle their own emotions.
This one hits home for me because I have a strong willed daughter. Reminding myself to really listen to her when she is having a hard time expressing her emotions appropriately will help eliminate the frustration she’s feeling. Something to remember for sure!
I liked this article because it discusses some of the harder behaviors toddler’s have like biting, hitting, throwing things, saying no, and how to handle them.
This goes over 7 tips on simple yet effective ways to discipline your children from the beginning.
What resonated most with me from this article was not trying to reason or explain things to a toddler mid-tantrum because they won’t be able to process it. This is something I need to remember because I oftentimes find myself trying to do this and it fails miserably! However processing with them once they’ve calmed is much more effective.
Truly Janet Lansbury is one of my favorite sites to hit up for parenting advice! I love that she discusses positive parenting and her stance on discipline is something I keep coming back to and trying to implement in my own life.
Here I discuss some tips on ways to discipline your toddler while taking the power struggle out of it. This makes things easier for you and your child!
I like that this article because it discusses the hard topic of aggression. It goes into depth on several ways you can positively handle it
This article talks about how backtalk and disrespect are due to your child feeling powerless and how you can handle this! This has been especially helpful as of late as my oldest has just started the backtalk!!
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I hope these articles bring you a sense of comfort in knowing that many moms feel overwhelmed or angry when they have to deal with their young children’s tempers or aggression.
Know that this behavior is normal for toddlers to go through, (although if you are worried your child is not exhibiting normal toddler behavior be sure to talk to your pediatrician).
These articles have a lot of actionable tips on what you can do today to minimize tantrums and aggression.
I’d love to know what positive discipline techniques you’ve found to work well!
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