Attention parents of toddlers! If your toddlers are acting up and trying to center every single thing on them, it is important to teach them that they need to wait their turn. If they are being stubborn, perhaps you need to place them in “time out”, or reprimand them.
Choose when to fight. Don’t fight over every little thing, only the issues that are of importance. Every child will always need boundaries to live within; however, they also need to be able to express their individual personalities too. Of course you want to let your teen know that they are important and special, but they should also learn how to feel guilty, as well. When they do something wrong, they need to feel bad. This is a healthy emotion. They won’t really want to have this feeling over and over again, so they may refrain from repeating the actions that caused this feeling in the first place. Using something sweet to mask the taste of medicine will make it more palatable to your child. Orange juice is a great choice because it is so flavorful, or simply stirring a little bit of sugar with the medication may mask the taste enough to have your child take it without any fuss. When applying eye drops, have your child keep their eyes closed, and put the drop directly on the eyelid. The drop will fall in when your child opens up their eye.
To assist your children in handling bullies, one of the most effective approaches is discussing this with your children and sharing what you have gone through. Contact the school to see if they have any resources to help you, and let your child know who they can talk to at school.
After adopting a child, be prepared for answering questions eventually. Adopted children want to know where they originally came from, and they won’t hesitate to ask you about it once they’re ready. As an adoptive parent, make sure that you are as honest as possible about the child’s biological family. The best way to punish children is take away privileges. This will teach them that doing something they shouldn’t do will cause them to have toys or maybe even the television taken away from them. Also, do not rule out putting your child in timeout. The general rule for timeout is one minute per age your child is.