Your child‘s cognitive development happens during this phase, which can make him vulnerable to stressful episodes that manifests in the form of anxiety and fear.
You may feel that the word stress is always associated with adults but as a parent, you need to understand that toddlers get stressed too, as they are sensitive to a lot of changes happening in their environment. Like every child, your child is also unique in every sense. So, it is your utmost duty as a parent to identify the root of the problem when your child behaves in a different way. Common reasons for toddlers to be stressed include separation anxiety, potty training, changes in home environment, birth of a sibling, etc.
Signs of a stressed toddler
1. Headaches and stomach aches or other pains in the body without any apparent medical reason.
2. Crying or pulling tantrums unusually often.
3. Change in eating and sleeping schedules
4. Sudden increase in bedtime fears and bed wetting episodes
5. Altered bowel movements, and 6. Different behavior than usual Understanding the fact that your child is stressed is the first towards a plausible solution.
Giving them quality time can make a lot difference for your child. But never underrate or sideline their behavior changes as they are important to understand your child's development.