Training Toddlers with Guest: Torrey Roberts | Part 3

Training Toddlers with Guest: Torrey Roberts | Part 3

Feb 08

The Healthy Process Of Training

Being consistent in the toddler years with training may help us for the long run. A toddler that consistently pushes back and continues to hit a wall, or consistent consequence, will eventually learn cause and effect. Eventually they will learn, “If I continue to do this I will not like the outcome.” You have already won the battle at an early age and your child knows that your “no means no”. There are several things that make training a toddler a bit easier. Toddlers thrive in a routine. If they know what to expect next they feel same and comfortable. Toddlers also need consistent sleep. A child who is not getting enough sleep will exhibit bad behavior because it is harder for them to control themselves. Toddlers need time to exert their energy. They need times to be able to just run and play. Like we mentioned yesterday the toddler also thrives on praise. They seem so much more willing to do things if a positive or exciting spin can be put on it rather then just a demand. For example making a game out of something as simple as picking up toys, may make it less of a battle. It also may help make the mundane of the continual day to day training fun for mom and dad as well.

Listen to today’s podcast for more on toddler training.