Every child needs full attention of a parent. So, pause and reflect on your parenting to make sure none of your children feel left out.
Every child needs full attention of a parent. While you are busy with the younger one, your elder child will experience a range of emotions, from excitement to jealousy or may be responsible and caring. In order to seek your attention, the elder child may show more tantrums or misbehave or refuse to eat. These emotions are short-lived but if not addressed well can have lasting impact on a child’s mind.
Here are a few ways to make sure that your elder child does not feel neglected:
Ensure both the children get equal attention and feel loved.
Children do not understand the concept of "stealing" so instead of dealing with this situation using your anger, it is better to sit with your child and make him/her understand why they should not be doing this.
Even your child is aware that hitting is not the right thing. You just need to pin point the problem and solve it.
All humans are stubborn, more or less. That does not mean you cannot teach your child to put their foot down and patiently listen to what the other person has to say.
Self esteem or self confidence plays a huge role in an individual's life. Encouraging a child's confidence at the right time can do wonders.
If a child is not playing alone, it does not mean (s)he is an introvert child, there can be other reasons as well.
Intolerance is not the same as possessiveness. It might have underlying reasons.
Children model their parents the most. Develop the listening skill yourself and then help the child to achieve the same.
When a toddler asks you a question, either it comes out of curiosity or it could be just attention seeking. Whatever is the case, it is always best to feed your child's curiosity and give them undivided attention.
A regular habit or not, thumb sucking can cause problems in a child's speech.
Most kids are possessive by nature. Observe carefully where there possession ends.
A child will always stay true to his/her nature. Nonetheless, there is always room for changes and improvements.
Sibling rivalry is an age-old problem and get can be addressed easily if done at the right time.
Back answering is not just a misbehaviour of your child. There might be underlying reasons for that.
Before assuming that your child is a disobedient child, assess what according to you is disobedience.