Guide to Help With Your Baby!

By: Shay'on Harris

Set Limits:

1. Why are setting limits for my child important.

- Setting limits can help your child develop self-discipline and self-regulation, this helps guide them to appropriate self behavior.

2. Steps that will help when setting limits.

  • Show an understanding of the child's desire. ("I know you like eating ice cream all day")
  • Set the limit and explain it. ("But you can't eat ice cream all day, its not healthy for little boys and girls even adults.")
  • Acknowledge the child's feelings. ("I know you like eating ice cream but its not healthy to eat all the time, only sometimes.")
  • Give alternatives. ("You can have some fruit and dip or veggies and dip. Which do you want.")

3. Consistent or Not?

- Being consistent is very important because this teaches them that you mean what you say. If you give in to them then they may send unconsistent messages.

Encourage Independence!

1. Why your child may say, "Me do it."

- Children 1-3 want to be independent and do stuff themselves like bathing, dressing, and eating.

2. Why is it important to have realistic expectations of what my child can do at a certain age?

- Its important because the child may be very mess. Using unbreakable dishes, child size forks and spoons, and spill proof cups with lids. Give them small portions with easy bite size pieces.

3. Some examples of ways to encourage independence?

- When letting you little one dress themselves give them easy clothing that will be easy for them to put on. roomy shirts with big buttons and zippers. They may have troubled with small buttons and zippers. Learning these things could take time for them to get the hang of it so be patient.

4. Why is important for my child to learn self-help skills?

- It is important for your child to learn self-help skills because it helps increases confidence and independents.

Promote Sharing!

1. How can I help my child develop sharing skills?

  • Encourage them in activity's that involve sharing
  • Place them in situations where they must take turns
  • Limit the materials so that they must share or take turns
  • Make clear what behavior you are trying to enforce.

Deal with Aggressive Behavior:

1. Why might my child demonstrate inappropriate or aggressive behavior?

- The child is trying to communicate, the inappropriate and aggressive behavior could say that a child is upset or there is a need that isn't being met. Or the child may like the sensation

2. What should I do if my child is demonstrating inappropriate or aggressive behavior?

- Parents need to look for the understand the problem behind the aggressive behavior.

3. My child is age 1 ½ and has been biting her brother—What should I do?

- In this situation you should sit the child down, look them in the eye and calmly but firmly tell them "Do not bit. Biting hurts your brother.

4. How should I respond if my child is hitting or kicking over sharing a toy?

- The main thing you don't want to do is get angry with the child. Calmly state to them that kicking and hitting is not nice and it hurts people. Give them other options to do until the toy they want is available.