My 3 year old daughter is such a sweet and loving child but when her strong-willed behavior strikes, sometimes I lost my patience on her and I have to spank her when she’s starting to show her feisty attitude. I don’t know where did she inherit that kind of attitude because hubby and I are not like that. As a first time mom, I’m also trying to learn how to handle her every time her tantrum strikes.
Bringing out children’s better behavior is easy if you have easy children. But it is a challenging responsibility when you are raising an active toddler with a feisty attitude. Good thing I do have some patience and consistency in understanding her. Children loves to get an attention.Whether it’s good or bad, I show to her that I’m in charge, and she had to do what I say because I am the parent. It will get worse before it gets better that’s why I wanted her to know that when she acts badly, there is a consequence for that.
Knowing a little toddler psychology really helped me as I go a long way toward turning this challenging stage of life into a wonderful experience. What I learned about disciplining a strong-willed kid like my daughter requires a lot of patience, firmness and consistency.
How about you? How did you handle and manage your toddler who has this kind of strong-willed behavior?