5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’

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5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’

5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’ blog post feature image

5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’

Tips on coping with and responding to your toddler

Either he's crying or I am - parenting gif

via Giphy

If you’ve got a toddler and he/she happens to be a two-year-old, this might be a useful quick-read for you! The term ‘Terrible Twos’ derives from the changes that parents observe in their kids when they hit that age, bringing in new moods and behaviours that are a little (well, a lot!) more challenging to deal with. Find out how to navigate the unchartered territories of the turning-two saga and perhaps you’ll be more ready than you know!

1. Calming the Storm

child throwing a tantrum

via Giphy

They are screaming at restaurants, on the floor at supermarkets. One minute they’ve got a smile on their faces and then the next, tantrums and tears. What’s a parent to do? Temper Tantrums are normally sparked by a child’s inability to complete a task or the lack of language skills to express their feelings. It’s completely normal and will ease when they hit age 4, and when their language and motor skills are better developed, so, in the meantime, talk to your child and let them know that you understand their feelings and frustrations.

2. Giving Options

Toddler choosing between a carrot and apple

Discipline is necessary to teach your child the difference between right and wrong and to keep your child safe. However, your child needs to be aware of having some control. To allow this, let your child have options. Give them ‘this or that’ options when picking out an outfit, a snack or even an activity. Knowing that they get to choose, gives them a sense of independence. You might want to skip open-ended questions as this might spur some frustration for your child when they are not sure on how to answer.

3. Keep Routined Schedules

rotating schedule cartoon gif

via Giphy

Stick to a schedule that’s regular each day. From sleep time, meal time to play time, try to be as consistent as you can. When your child is tired or hungry, that’s usually when their less desirable behaviour emerges. Putting them on a set schedule will put less stress on you when you notice lesser meltdowns.

4. The Art of Distraction

baby distracted and in awe

via Giphy

Some of us are experts at this already! Whenever your child starts to show signs of misbehaving or starts to whine, here’s when you can work your magic! Distract or redirect them to something else. Talk about how amazing a toy is, point out something funny, mention their favourite book or movie character or talk about a fun activity or plan lined up for the day.

5. Keep Calm and Carry on

little girl calm

via Giphy

Be it Yoga, meditation, binge-watching tv and/or breathing exercises that you do to keep sane, you’ve got to try your best to hold it together and radiate calm vibes. Else, your child could be feeding off your stress. Keep your cool, make sure your self-care game is on point and you can handle anything that life (or your child) throws at you!

5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’ blog post feature image

5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’

Tips on coping with and responding to your toddler

Either he's crying or I am - parenting gif

via Giphy

If you’ve got a toddler and he/she happens to be a two-year-old, this might be a useful quick-read for you! The term ‘Terrible Twos’ derives from the changes that parents observe in their kids when they hit that age, bringing in new moods and behaviours that are a little (well, a lot!) more challenging to deal with. Find out how to navigate the unchartered territories of the turning-two saga and perhaps you’ll be more ready than you know!

1. Calming the Storm

child throwing a tantrum

via Giphy

They are screaming at restaurants, on the floor at supermarkets. One minute they’ve got a smile on their faces and then the next, tantrums and tears. What’s a parent to do? Temper Tantrums are normally sparked by a child’s inability to complete a task or the lack of language skills to express their feelings. It’s completely normal and will ease when they hit age 4, and when their language and motor skills are better developed, so, in the meantime, talk to your child and let them know that you understand their feelings and frustrations.

2. Giving Options

Toddler choosing between a carrot and apple

Discipline is necessary to teach your child the difference between right and wrong and to keep your child safe. However, your child needs to be aware of having some control. To allow this, let your child have options. Give them ‘this or that’ options when picking out an outfit, a snack or even an activity. Knowing that they get to choose, gives them a sense of independence. You might want to skip open-ended questions as this might spur some frustration for your child when they are not sure on how to answer.

3. Keep Routined Schedules

rotating schedule cartoon gif

via Giphy

Stick to a schedule that’s regular each day. From sleep time, meal time to play time, try to be as consistent as you can. When your child is tired or hungry, that’s usually when their less desirable behaviour emerges. Putting them on a set schedule will put less stress on you when you notice lesser meltdowns.

4. The Art of Distraction

baby distracted and in awe

via Giphy

Some of us are experts at this already! Whenever your child starts to show signs of misbehaving or starts to whine, here’s when you can work your magic! Distract or redirect them to something else. Talk about how amazing a toy is, point out something funny, mention their favourite book or movie character or talk about a fun activity or plan lined up for the day.

5. Keep Calm and Carry On

little girl calm

via Giphy

Be it Yoga, meditation, binge-watching tv and/or breathing exercises that you do to keep sane, you’ve got to try your best to hold it together and radiate calm vibes. Else, your child could be feeding off your stress. Keep your cool, make sure your self-care game is on point and you can handle anything that life (or your child) throws at you!

5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’ blog post feature image

5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’

Tips on coping with and responding to your toddler

Either he's crying or I am - parenting gif

via Giphy

If you’ve got a toddler and he/she happens to be a two-year-old, this might be a useful quick-read for you! The term ‘Terrible Twos’ derives from the changes that parents observe in their kids when they hit that age, bringing in new moods and behaviours that are a little (well, a lot!) more challenging to deal with. Find out how to navigate the unchartered territories of the turning-two saga and perhaps you’ll be more ready than you know!

1. Calming the Storm

child throwing a tantrum

via Giphy

They are screaming at restaurants, on the floor at supermarkets. One minute they’ve got a smile on their faces and then the next, tantrums and tears. What’s a parent to do? Temper Tantrums are normally sparked by a child’s inability to complete a task or the lack of language skills to express their feelings. It’s completely normal and will ease when they hit age 4, and when their language and motor skills are better developed, so, in the meantime, talk to your child and let them know that you understand their feelings and frustrations.

2. Giving Options

Toddler choosing between a carrot and apple

Discipline is necessary to teach your child the difference between right and wrong and to keep your child safe. However, your child needs to be aware of having some control. To allow this, let your child have options. Give them ‘this or that’ options when picking out an outfit, a snack or even an activity. Knowing that they get to choose, gives them a sense of independence. You might want to skip open-ended questions as this might spur some frustration for your child when they are not sure on how to answer.

3. Keep Routined Schedules

rotating schedule cartoon gif

via Giphy

Stick to a schedule that’s regular each day. From sleep time, meal time to play time, try to be as consistent as you can. When your child is tired or hungry, that’s usually when their less desirable behaviour emerges. Putting them on a set schedule will put less stress on you when you notice lesser meltdowns.

4. The Art of Distraction

baby distracted and in awe

via Giphy

Some of us are experts at this already! Whenever your child starts to show signs of misbehaving or starts to whine, here’s when you can work your magic! Distract or redirect them to something else. Talk about how amazing a toy is, point out something funny, mention their favourite book or movie character or talk about a fun activity or plan lined up for the day.

5. Keep Calm and Carry on

little girl calm

via Giphy

Be it Yoga, meditation, binge-watching tv and/or breathing exercises that you do to keep sane, you’ve got to try your best to hold it together and radiate calm vibes. Else, your child could be feeding off your stress. Keep your cool, make sure your self-care game is on point and you can handle anything that life (or your child) throws at you!

5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’ blog post feature image

5 Smart Ways to Tackle the ‘Terrible Twos’

Tips on coping with and responding to your toddler

Either he's crying or I am - parenting gif

via Giphy

If you’ve got a toddler and he/she happens to be a two-year-old, this might be a useful quick-read for you! The term ‘Terrible Twos’ derives from the changes that parents observe in their kids when they hit that age, bringing in new moods and behaviours that are a little (well, a lot!) more challenging to deal with. Find out how to navigate the unchartered territories of the turning-two saga and perhaps you’ll be more ready than you know!

1. Calming the Storm

child throwing a tantrum

via Giphy

They are screaming at restaurants, on the floor at supermarkets. One minute they’ve got a smile on their faces and then the next, tantrums and tears. What’s a parent to do? Temper Tantrums are normally sparked by a child’s inability to complete a task or the lack of language skills to express their feelings. It’s completely normal and will ease when they hit age 4, and when their language and motor skills are better developed, so, in the meantime, talk to your child and let them know that you understand their feelings and frustrations.

2. Giving Options

Toddler choosing between a carrot and apple

Discipline is necessary to teach your child the difference between right and wrong and to keep your child safe. However, your child needs to be aware of having some control. To allow this, let your child have options. Give them ‘this or that’ options when picking out an outfit, a snack or even an activity. Knowing that they get to choose, gives them a sense of independence. You might want to skip open-ended questions as this might spur some frustration for your child when they are not sure on how to answer.

3. Keep Routined Schedules

rotating schedule cartoon gif

via Giphy

Stick to a schedule that’s regular each day. From sleep time, meal time to play time, try to be as consistent as you can. When your child is tired or hungry, that’s usually when their less desirable behaviour emerges. Putting them on a set schedule will put less stress on you when you notice lesser meltdowns.

4. The Art of Distraction

baby distracted and in awe

via Giphy

Some of us are experts at this already! Whenever your child starts to show signs of misbehaving or starts to whine, here’s when you can work your magic! Distract or redirect them to something else. Talk about how amazing a toy is, point out something funny, mention their favourite book or movie character or talk about a fun activity or plan lined up for the day.

5. Keep Calm and Carry on

little girl calm

via Giphy

Be it Yoga, meditation, binge-watching tv and/or breathing exercises that you do to keep sane, you’ve got to try your best to hold it together and radiate calm vibes. Else, your child could be feeding off your stress. Keep your cool, make sure your self-care game is on point and you can handle anything that life (or your child) throws at you!



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Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

Stay Connected

Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Stay Connected