Your Child Already Finds Waiting to be Challenging

Your Child Already Finds Waiting to be Challenging

By now your child has already got the nuances of an adult. For instance, he hates waiting already! At the supermarket, a restaurant, the doctor's office, or in traffic, it seems we spend much of our time waiting. In fact, that time can feel frustratingly long and boring and with your child, it is no different. His emotions and understanding skills are spiralling up.

What you need to know

This age of your kid is really is an exciting one. They are realizing that they are separate individuals from their parents and caregivers. This means that they are driven to assert themselves, to communicate their likes and dislikes, and to act independently. Children are also developing the language skills that help kids express their ideas, wants, and needs. At the same time, they do not understand logic and still have a hard time with waiting and self-control.

There's nothing like a long wait to bring out a child's least pleasing behavior. And in those moments, most of us parents have our hands full doing whatever it takes to calm a tantrum. Never fear, with a bit of forethought and preparation, waiting times with children can be transformed from moments of stress into moments of learning and laughter.