Your little baby has grown up and now begins life as a toddler. It is the most exciting time in the life of your child. They start exploring the world, learn to walk, talk. It is the utmost responsibility of the parents to guide and to offer a comfortable environment to the child.
The manner in which parents behave and respond to a child has a huge impact on their emotional development. There are several ways in which parents can offer guidance to their toddlers. Just a pat on his back when your child does something good is very encouraging and shows your support.
The right diet ensures a healthy future for your toddler. At this age, you can establish healthy eating habits which will remain with your child forever. Do not get frustrated by finicky eating habits. Try to feed your toddler at regular intervals. Introduce new varieties of food to avoid boredom. You can create interest by offering him foods which are colorful. Do not show him any desserts until he finishes his main course.
Parents must always teach their toddlers that there are limits to what they can do. Do not spoil them with too many choices. You can lightly scold them to tell that something is off limits. If something is wrong, it must remain wrong always. You have to follow a consistent behavior. Do not say NO to something just because you do not have time or you are having a bad day.
This is the right age when you can potty train your child and ditch the diaper. Adopt right strategies to discipline them. Read books, find all the right information which can help you in raising your toddlers in best manner.
Parenting a toddler requires lot of stamina, patience and physical strength. So parents must take good care of themselves. Taking proper rest, healthy food and regular exercising is very important. Due to a hectic routine, many parents fail to nurture their own romantic and friendly relationships. It is very important to take some time out for you and your partner to make you feel rejuvenated so that you can work better as a parent.