Almost every parent remembers the moment when their precious, little angels became toddlers. Why, you ask? Apart from being a significant milestone in the little ones’ lives, it is also when they embark on their journey of mischief. They suddenly become naughty and do things that may even annoy their parents. In fact, some people suggest seeking help from an expert who can help them out. But, are these habits really so annoying that the parents need an expert opinion?
We, at MomJunction, understand that this can be a cause of concern to many of you. That is why we bring you here some behavioral issues that are completely normal and should not worry you. So, stay tuned:
1. They Always Say ‘NO’
All of a sudden, you may notice your innocent, little kids saying ‘no’ to anything and everything under the sun. Many a time, they may even refuse to do things that they genuinely like themselves. It might make you feel that they are saying ‘no’ only because it was you who asked them. This sudden rebellious streak may worry you to a great extent. But, don’t let this get you all worked up. This primarily happens because the kids suddenly realize that they can be assertive too and it is pretty natural. So, it is better not to suppress your little ones’ small rebellions. Just let them decide a few things for themselves, thus, giving them an opportunity to discover own selves and grow as an individual.
2. Asking Too Many Questions
You may have noticed that your kids keep asking the same question repeatedly. Not only this, but they also expect you to respond each time. While you may not understand their reason for doing so, not receiving a reaction may anger your kid quite a bit. But, don’t let this bother you as your kids are not throwing a tantrum. Repetition is often the best way to learn something new. Additionally, the kids exercise their sounds and intonations regularly. So, what you see your little ones doing is exactly the same. Don’t react negatively; just motivate and encourage your kids.
3. Wakes Up In The Middle Of The Night
For the longest time possible, your kids have been following a proper sleeping routine. But, lately, they have often been waking up in the middle of the night. And, the more often your kids do this, the more tiring and difficult it becomes for you. This primarily happens because the kids have either gone through a huge emotional event or learned something new during the latter half of the day. Such experiences make these munchkins super-excited and they are even ready to compromise on their sleep for it. So, the best way to ensure a good night’s sleep for your kids would be to plan everything new and exciting during the first half of the day.
4. Cries At The Drop Of A Hat
One day, you notice your kids crying because you stopped them from watching their favorite cartoon. Another day, they are crying because they got a punishment for behaving badly. But, perhaps, you have forgotten that you let your tiny tots watch the cartoon for hours when you are busy with something else. But, kids always remember the rules you set for them, thus, making it difficult for them to understand the changed situation. So, stay practical when making rules and try to keep it as universal as possible.
5. Constantly Refuses To Eat
Earlier, your munchkins had the best appetite in the world. But, recently, they have started to reject even their favorite dishes. Even the servings seem too big since there are constantly some leftovers on their plates. But, this might also be because your little ones have a sudden desire to keep playing all the time. So, don’t force your kids if they don’t feel like eating. As long as they are meeting all the growth milestones, there is nothing to worry about!
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