SET­TING HER UP FOR SHAR­ING

Your Baby & Toddler - - Baby Files: Toddler -

Make your child feel valu­able, safe and good. Help her to de­velop a good self-im­age.

Ac­cept her un­con­di­tion­ally and pos­i­tively. Even if you do not con­done her be­hav­iour, she must know that you don’t re­ject her.

Dis­ci­pline is im­por­tant, but it should be bal­anced out with equal amounts of love and warmth.

Show sin­cere in­ter­est in her thoughts, feel­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties. Chil­dren quickly re­alise when par­ents aren’t lis­ten­ing prop­erly.

Avoid con­stant crit­i­cism and say­ing “no” all the time.

In­vest time and ef­fort in cre­at­ing a calm, happy fam­ily vibe.

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