Ok if your a parent you know what this is. Its that age (around 2) where your child starts to explore limits and boundaries with you. It can be nerve racking and drive you insane. However it doesn’t have to. We will explore how to make the terrible twos not so terrible.
Your child is learning right from wrong and testing you along the way. Your child does not yet know how far he/she can go with you and this is where its tested. He/She needs to know how far they can go and who is in control. Make no mistake this is a war and the winner needs to be you. Its not your child’s fault actually as its part of growing up. they must learn boundaries and how to behave. How you get through this will determine if your child become s a spoiled brat no one wants to be around or a well behaved child who learns from mistakes. There will likely be screaming and maybe a tantrum or two but if you get through this right you and your child will benefit. Remember your child is exploring the world and testing everything so you need to guide them.
Ok that being said how do you get through this? Its really only as bad as you (The parent) make it. Its very easy to give in to the yelling and screaming but you do more harm than good. Your child needs to learn no means no! If your a first time parent this will be hard as will discipline. However its very important at this stage your child learns who is in charge and its NOT them! Its very likely you will deal with yelling tantrums maybe even throwing items etc. Remember its a war and you cannot afford to lose it! If you fail at this stage things will only get worst and over time could get very ugly. It could ruin your relationship with child’s other parent, get in the way of friendships, your work and more! A child’s patients is far less than yours or should be. He/She wont get the tantrums going if they dont work. If your child wants to scream and yell and they are at home send him/her to their room and let them yell it out. Keep your voice stern but clam avoid raising your voice. You want to show child is not how we communicate or get what we want. Tell them when they can talk calmly you two can discuss their issue but not until then. The secret to beating the terrible twos is not letting them even start. Its hard no doubt but your the adult you can win this and your child will benefit as result. Overall your answer is simple do not condone the behavior or give in to it. If you are consistent with this it wont last long and life can go on.