WHEN TO WORRY

Your Baby & Toddler - - Baby Files -

While th­ese be­hav­iours are quite nor­mal for tod­dlers, there are in­stances when they are in­di­ca­tions of some­thing more se­ri­ous.

You can tell that this is the case if your tod­dler con­sis­tently tells lies or steals and doesn’t feel bad about it, de­stroys oth­ers’ prop­erty or is de­lib­er­ately mean to an­i­mals.

Talk to your pae­di­a­tri­cian or a child psy­chol­o­gist if you no­tice your tod­dler dis­play­ing any of th­ese signs. Th­ese could be in­di­ca­tions of a be­havioural is­sue or dis­or­der that needs to be ad­dressed.

They could also be signs of a learn­ing dif­fi­culty, de­vel­op­ment de­lay or bul­ly­ing. It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that none of the is­sues men­tioned here are your or your tod­dler’s fault, and they can be helped with the aid of a pro­fes­sional qual­i­fied to deal with them.

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