How To Discipline A Toddler

Learning how to discipline a toddler is important. Many people associate the word “discipline” with punishment, but discipline does not mean punishment. In fact, discipline is actually about teaching. Disciplining a toddler is about teaching correct behaviors and guiding actions.

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Toddler Development

Wondering if your toddler’s development is on track? Toddler development can be grouped into four areas: language & communication, physical, cognitive, and social & emotional development. Toddlers will develop individually but should generally master milestones by certain ages. The charts below give developmental milestones of 18 month olds, 2 year olds, and 3 year olds.

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Help Your Toddler Give up the Bottle

Are you wanting to help your toddler give up the bottle? According to the AAP, tots should phase out bottle use between 12-24 months of age. Some young children adjust well to drinking out of sippy cups, while others do not. Many tots who sometimes drink from a cup still prefer a bottle, especially when drinking milk. Here are some ideas to help wean your toddler from a bottle to a cup.

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Stop hitting

Has your toddler picked up the bad habit of hitting? It’s not uncommon for parents to deal with defiant negative behavior during the toddler years including toddler biting and hitting.

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Stop biting

Does your little one bite? Toddler biting is a problem many parents face. While some toddlers never make a habit out of biting, those who do can cause a lot of grief (and pain) for those around them.

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