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Childlife.ca e-news #4: Optimum child development

Optimum Child Development

Did you know?

  • Toddlers & Preschools are LEARNING TO THINK by saying “NO!”
  • It is NORMAL for children aged 12 months – 3 years to:
  • Grab, pull, kick, bite and scream
  • Run away from you
  • Do the opposite of what you really want them to do
  • Reject you and go to others
  • Do the thing you asked them NOT to do
  • Be disagreeable and refuse your request

What can you do?

  • Remember it’s normal. You can’t prevent a child (or anyone) from becoming negative
  • Talk a deep breath – your brain needs oxygen to think
  • Ask yourself what you want the child to do
  • Teach, guide, support, coach, redirect, remind, and practice what is appropriate – just like learning to walk…
  • Teach, guide, support, coach, redirect, remind, and practice what is appropriate – just like learning to talk…

If there is a Real Problem?

Seek insight and perspective about what is “normal” child development and behaviour from an Early Childhood Professional or your paediatrician

Try our TeleTalk Tuesdays

Discuss via the phone:

  • How to turn Power Struggles to Peaceful Solutions
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My! Understanding the “Wild” Things & how to Prevent them!
  • CHILL THE WHINE
  • Tame the Temper & More!

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