How do you stop a toddler running off? (Raising Toddlers #26)

To stop a toddler running off firstly, explain about staying safe then ask your toddler lots of questions about what they need to do when you’re out. If your toddler can’t speak very well you give them the answers too. ‘So Max, when we go to the shops, where do you [...]

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How can you teach your toddler not to interrupt when you’re talking? (Raising Toddlers #25)

To teach your toddler not to interrupt, firstly teach your toddler to put their hand on your arm when they want to interrupt. Explain to your toddler that it’s ok to want your attention, but it’s polite to let you finish what you were saying, and then you’ll be happy to [...]

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What can you do if your toddler hates hair-washing? (Raising Toddlers #24)

If your toddler hates hair washing, firstly empathise with your toddler and help them work through their fear. If you imagine you were petrified of heights, and someone you love, every day, threw you off a cliff into the water below, despite your screams and upset, you’ll begin to understand how [...]

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How can you help your toddler to stop sucking their thumb? (Raising Toddlers #23)

If you want your toddler to stop sucking their thumb, firstly, help your toddler want to stop. And offer a reward if they do. Ask them if they want to stop the habit, and why it’s important to them. Often they just don’t want to seem like a baby. Explain to [...]

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How can you stop your toddler winding up a new puppy? (Raising Toddlers #22)

If you want to stop your toddler winding up a new puppy, firstly set up some rules about the puppy... Be gentle and kind when stroking the puppy. Keep hands away from the puppies’ eyes, ears and tail. When approaching the puppy stay calm and quiet and let it smell your [...]

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How can you help your toddler adjust to a new baby? (Raising Toddlers #21)

To help your toddler adjust to a new baby, firstly, prepare them for what life will be like. Explain that the new baby will mostly sleep and feed. And because it can’t talk, it will cry to let you know what it needs. And will cry at night too because its [...]

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How can you help a toddler deal with the death of a pet? (Raising Toddlers #20)

If your pet dies, Firstly, explain the death in words your toddler understands. Try not to use words like passed away, lost or sleeping. You can say: ‘Now Misty has died, her body has stopped working. She can’t eat or sleep or run anymore, and she can’t feel any pain.’ Answer [...]

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How can you tackle fussy eating? (Raising Toddlers #19)

To tackle fussy eating, firstly, stop giving lots of attention to the fussy eating. You get what you notice, so make a conscious effort NOT to notice what your toddler hasn’t eaten or encourage them to eat more. Don’t call them fussy or picky eaters. Or they’ll feel that’s what they [...]

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How can you get a toddler to sit at the table to eat? (Raising Toddlers #18)

To get a toddler to sit at the table to eat, firstly, make mealtimes sociable, relaxed and fun. Try to have one meal a day as a family so your toddler associates eating with family time. If you have a fussy eater, stop commenting on what they’re eating. Just have nice [...]

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How can you stop a toddler saying ‘no?’ (Raising Toddlers #17)

Toddlers say ‘no’ when they discover that they can influence the world. They’re flexing their little muscles of control. So to stop your toddler saying ‘no’ firstly offer them choices. And the trick is: offer them two choices that you’re happy with. ‘Do you want the red jumper or the blue [...]

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