Understand what is the stage of a child is at in their behaviour development enable caregivers adapt the child environment and responses to the child as they grow.
Children like to explore about the world and experiment it. All the jumping, climbing, questioning , poking and touching helps them to know more Caregivers can help children by keeping them safe and providing them new things to explore and learn. This helps to develop them the skills and knowledge which need when turn adults.
What is workable:
- gives lots of warmth, praise and love
- communicate with child so as to develop confidence in learning new things
- be clear and precise of what you want a child to do and not to do
- when things went wrong, talk to them. They need help in work things out.
- what and why; the child might be tired, frustration or hungry which they might not able to convey the message to you.
- notice the reason of the child reluctant to do something. Is it they want attention, frustration or unsure? Or they might need a console and a hug with some encouragement.
- cause and effect. For example, telling the child of the effect of throwing a toy that it might be damage.
- patient. A child will develop their own self discipline as time goes.
- time out. It is best way to counter any specific unwanted behaviour.
- be a listener. Listen and pay attention to the child ideas about how do they sort things out.
What is not workable:
- scream and yell. These only fire up the battle with the child. Just take a deep breath and walk away for a while.
- spanking. Hitting and smacking does not solve problem but to teach the child that it is ok in hitting.
- not love. Dont tell child that dont love them, rather its the behaviour that is not lovable.