Stages of development

The terrible two years of the baby


The stage of the two years of the baby supposes a radical change in its way of being, so much so that it is known as the terrible two years. The baby begins to acquire autonomy, tends to want to impose his wishes and in his vocabulary the 'no' has been installed.

At two years of age, children resort to the most desperate strategies to attract the attention of their parents: crying, tantrums, tantrums, screaming ... It is possible that the baby does not even know what is happening to him, but so that his new attitude does not have a devastating effect on you, on Guiainfantil.com we offer you some useful tips.

The terrible two years They can actually start a little earlier, around 18 months children already begin to attract the attention of their parents, to measure their strength and this attitude can extend up to 4 years. It is a normal phase that must be passed, although some live it more intensely than others.

It is characterized because the baby is capricious, self-centered, has tantrums, gets angry easily, cries to achieve their goals... All this is because he begins to acquire more autonomy, and all those new skills that he possesses and that give him more freedom, drive him to try to achieve everything he wants.

It is a passing phase but one that is exasperating and exhausting for parents, however, there are certain attitudes and behaviors that we can have with the child so that they learn to control themselves and those terrible two years are a little less terrible.

- Create routines
It will help the baby to have an orderly life and to know what is going to happen at all times. It gives you security and confidence.

- Don't react violently
If he has a tantrum or cries, try to stay calm or even leave the room for a moment. Yelling at the child or punishing him not only does not teach him but is counterproductive. It is preferable to teach him that while he acts like this, you will ignore him.

- Anticipate
Before a tantrum breaks out, try to avoid it. If you know how they will react to certain circumstances, it is preferable to avoid them, at least as long as they do not know how to control their emotions.

- Give him love
Show affection, it is essential that children grow up in an environment where they can feel affection and love.

- Rules
He begins to create rules and limits, few and easy, but clear and understandable for him and tries to make everyone who has contact with the child follow those same rules.

- Spend time
Spending time with your children, even if it is little, is essential, it stimulates the bond and generates a close and trusting relationship.

By age two, children should begin to notice that you will not always get what you want with crying, tantrums, tantrums or tantrums. They must begin to learn to express their wishes and frustrations in another way. And that's where the role of parents is important. What should NOT do when the child starts to tantrum? We tell you 6 tips:

1. DO NOT yell
If you yell at your child who is also yelling, you will not be able to change anything, you will only make the situation worse. He child asks for control and this control can only be given by you. So keep calm. Stay with the child, let him cry and scream, and only intervene when he calms down. Thus, he will know that while he is in crisis you will not talk to him, only when he stops.

2. DO NOT give in to their wishes
Children should not be given everything they want. If you don't agree with what he wants, You must not accept or give in to their demands. The child must understand that what he wants is unacceptable, period.

3. DO NOT blame the child
When the child calms down, talk to him. Do not blame him, but tell him that you understand his situation but that his behavior is not the most appropriate to ask or answer for something. When he's calm, praise him for getting calmer.

4. DON'T lose your patience
It is possible to help children to overcome this stage with firmness and patience. Without these two ingredients, the crisis will take longer to resolve. Don't hit your son, do not punish him severely. If you get angry, better to be away a little, breathe to control yourself and then come back.

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