From A Teacher, To Her Little Ones!
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“Wonder what these will do?” Ella silently thinks. She grasps two multi colored blocks, stacking them atop each other. The sixteen month old then whacks Caleb, barely a year, over his head. Verbal skills have not caught up with her capacity for thinking; manifesting itself in myriads of confusing behavioral patterns.
Surprisingly, biting, shoving, hitting, tantrums (emotional meltdowns), are all normal, developmentally appropriate stages! Every toddler experiences at least one challenging episode. Scolding, punishing, spanking does little toward ameliorating discipline problems. Redirection, comfort, and calmness remain steadfast solutions. Children need their caregivers to be role models; pillars among crumbling foundations.
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