At this point of time, your child is gushing with newly discovered emotions and understanding. As a result of which, he may often display bad behaviour and habits. It may seem hard to believe, but your child is not trying to be bad. They are just doing the best they can with the limited skills they have. This too is a part of their development.
What you need to know
Ever wonder why, when you cheerfully announce it’s clean-up time, your normally sweet-tempered darling starts to howl? Or when a playmate asks your child if your child can share sand toys, your child grabs their pail and shovel and hollers, "MINE! Go home!" Or when reminded that Daddy’s toolbox is off-limits, your little one dump out its contents and stomps out of the room?
Bad behavior in children always comes with an explanation. The truth is, throwing tantrums, hitting, talking back, and breaking rules are completely normal and age appropriate. It is much easier for children to communicate with bad behavior, like when your two year old kicks over a flowerpot than to say, "I'm cranky because my nap was too short" or hurls a toy at their pal instead of saying, "I don't want my playmate to end." Because they are constantly running up against a wall of limitations, frustration often rears its ugly head in tantrum form.