WHEN TO WORRY
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.