As mentioned last week I will be using Saturdays to ask YOU questions to get to know each other better, share our experiences and offer opinions and advice. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world and I hope that my new Saturday feature will not only help to develop a sense of community on my blog, but also inspire and support other moms and women out there.
It's no surprise that raising a toddler can be demanding. Toddlers are constantly learning and doing, reaching new developmental milestones quickly and wanting to be more independent. But often time a lack of verbal skills and understanding of consequences can lead to temper tantrums that are frustrating and emotionally draining for both the caregiver and the child.
My son has recently started throwing major temper tantrums and pushing boundaries for just about everything. Although I've read the parenting books and have been trained as an early childhood provider, dealing with temper tantrums and toddlers in general is different when they are YOUR children and it is twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.
My question to you today is about disciplining your toddler:
What strategies work best for you when disciplining your toddler and when trying to "tame" temper tantrums?
I'm always curious to know how other people deal with this "stage" and am on the look out for some new and creative ideas that work. I can't wait to hear what you guys think! To participate today please leave a comment under this post with your two cents worth-advice, your own experiences or tips.
If you have a question about parenting, educating, mothering (or just about anything else) and would like me to feature it in an upcoming Submitted By You Saturday post please contact me HERE.
Have a great weekend everyone!