At this age, your child's little brain is analysing incidents, applying logic, and coming to conclusions. Finding the delicate balance between indulgence and firmness is very crucial at this stage. If you master this, chances are you may never encounter the terrible twos and the treacherous threes.
Manage your kid's actions with love
Showing love does not mean giving in to all the whims and fancies of your toddler. It means encouraging, supporting, teaching, and correcting him. If your toddler’s unacceptable behaviour makes you angry, just give yourself a timeout and handle the situation when you are calmer.
Firmness in your approach is mandatory
It is important that you are clear about your boundaries. A good idea is to make a list of your toddler’s activities. Review this list and discuss with your spouse what can be safely allowed, and what cannot. Convey this to your child and adhere to your decision.
Create a positive atmosphere by removing temptations as much as possible. But when you have said no, remain steadfast in your decision.