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If you know the answer..... Toddler Taming. A parents’ guide to the first four years. Dr Christopher Green (2006). Vermilion,London.

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1 If you know the answer..... Toddler Taming. A parents’ guide to the first four years. Dr Christopher Green (2006). Vermilion,London.

2  Needs:  Attention, Time, Love and affection  Transmission trouble:  Stress, Tension, Upset  Support networks:  Family, Friends  Discipline:  Rewards, Consistency, Limits  CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES

3  Step back  Take a toddlers point of view  Birthmarks resembling “666” don’t mean a thing.  ‘They’ll probably grow out of it’  Vive La difference!

4  Power without sense  Attention addicts  Self centeredness  Time-frames of goldfish  But these trademarks need not be negative if our expectations are tempered.

5  Crave Attention  Stubborn/Wilful  No sense  Seperation anxiety  Busy  Property blind  Messy  Inquisitive  Fickle  Constant interruptors  Sensitive to upset  Determined  Climbing  Restless  Food issues

6  Attention seeking  Jealousy/competition  Frustration  Separation anxiety  Upset and illness

7  Hollywood performance based on frustration and lack of sense.  1yr – 4yrs (when kids work out there are better ways to get what they want).  Tackling tantrums  Diversion  Ignore  Time out  Forgive and forget  Special cases..

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9  Toddlers challenging from 1yrs onwards as they wait to acquire sense and learn adult behaviours.  Difficulties can be lessened if a greater understanding/tolerance of behaviours can be achieved.  Creative time of life which should be celebrated!


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