Toddler Tip: Maintaining Realistic Expectations With Your Child

Are You Asking Too Much Of Your Child?

Make sure you have realistic expectations about what your child can manage in any given day. Did you spend the morning doing errands with your child, getting in and out of the car? Maybe skip lunch then at the fun (but noisy) neighborhood restaurant. Sometimes it just isn’t fair to expect our children to stay calm and regulated when they are tired and over-stimulated. If you can’t change your child’s behavior, then change the environment.

Written by Twigtale Expert Wendy Denham, PhD.

 

Toddler Tip: Maintaining Realistic Expectations With Your Child was originally published on March 18, 2014. Modifications to style, arrangement, and linked sources were made on December 15, 2015.