Community Tips: Positive Behaviour Strategies for Toddlers. Ideas to manage behaviour like biting, hair pulling and throwing things in an 18 month old
Parenting Tips: I have a 2 and 1/2 year old and a 5 week old been having lots and lots of behavioural issues with the eldest since bubs has come along I was expecting issues to a certain extent but what can I do?
Q&A: If you used a restraint / harness for your child, tell us what you used and why? Did it help? If you are against using restraints / harnesses tell us why? Bear in mind your response needs to have a genuine reason, not a judgment.
The first step to guiding children’s behaviour is understanding what is behind the unwanted behaviour, but sometimes that is easier said than done. Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, discusses some of the common causes of bad behaviour, and suggests strategies for helping to develop your child’s coping mechanisms in these situations, and for encouraging new, more positive, behaviours to form.
When children are behaving well, the reasons for their behaviour are very similar. Well-behaved children are happy, engaged and responsive. However, when children are not behaving well the reasons behind this behaviour can be very broad, and can require different reactions from you.