When you bring your tiny baby home from the hospital, the last thing on your mind is how you’re going to discipline them. But it doesn’t take long for your precious little one to begin toddling about, testing the boundaries, and needing some healthy parental guidance.
Here are 10 common mistakes parents make with toddlers and the discipline tips that will help you avoid them.
1. Expecting Them to Act Older Than They Are
A good friend of mine recently recalled that when her children were young, they were a head taller than other kids their age. Because of that, her kids were often expected to act older than their actual age.
Parents can also fall into the trap of expecting too much of their toddlers and have unrealistic expectations. A helpful tip is to know exactly what stage of development your toddler is at and discipline accordingly. (View the sources link at the bottom of this article for more info.)
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