Talking To Toddlers: Dealing With The Terrible Twos And Beyond


FREE Toddler Parenting Tips Presentation: Unusual Tips to Effective Parenting

How to deal with behavior problems in children by Chris Thompson – Author, Parenting Expert and Certified NLP Practitioner

In this FREE TODDLERS presentation below, you’ll learn:

  • The only real reason your kids are not already well behaved.
  • The way most parents talk to their kids, causing them to do exactly what you don’t want
  • The crucial emotional bridge you MUST establish with your child before you try to change their behavior.
  • The one word you are probably abusing, which triggers those awful temper tantrums
At age 1, your toddler experiences a constant stream of discoveries. And surprises. Sometimes happy. Sometimes a bit unpleasant. She doesn’t yet have the vocabulary to talk about all those new events and feelings.
However, luckily, you do. If you choose your words wisely, you can foster clearer communication between the two of you. Also help her handle challenges. And even get her to behave better.
Finding exactly the right thing to say can be tricky, though. So, to help out, here are some examples of effective phrases you can use when talking to your 1-year-old.

4 Facts You MUST Understand

if you are Ever Going to Effectively Deal with the Terrible Twos or Children Behavior Problems

Behavior is driven by Emotion
NOT Logic. This is fundamental to everything. I including understanding toddler behavior. Behavior, for any person of any age, is determined by their emotional state. People ACT from their emotions. And they later JUSTIFY their actions with logic. But small kids don’t have the ability to use logic. They act purely from emotion. So keep this in mind when dealing with behavior in toddlers.

We tend to overuse the word “No” when we talk to our kids.
This causes problems with toddler behavior. You remember the story of the boy who cried wolf, right? The little shepherd boy was bored while watching the sheep.  So he decided to cry wolf. And make the villagers come running. Before long, they stopped responding to his false cries. So, when a parent cries “No” at every little thing, kids stop listening. The parent’s cries fade into the background. Behavior problems in children can stem from this situation. You will learn multiple ways to get what you want. Without screaming “NO” at your child – and it simply works better!

If you want to have any chance at all of influencing your toddler’s behavior, you MUST have rapport first.
Rapport simply means having an emotional connection to another person. You will learn LOTS of ways to create this crucial emotional bridge before you deal with children behavior problems.