Study Shows that Problem Behavior In Toddlers May Be Due To Over-Reactive Parenting
Lipscomb said the take-away message for parents of young children and infants is that the way they adapt to toddlerhood – a challenging time marked by a child’s increasing mobility and independence – can have an impact on how their child will develop.
“Parents’ ability to regulate themselves and to remain firm, confident and not over-react is a key way they can help their children to modify their behavior,” she said. “You set the example as a parent in your own emotions and reactions.”
Yes, yes, I know way easier said than done, but it’s good to set the bar for where you want your parenting to be and then figure out how to get help to reach it…whether parent ed or a support group in person or online…there are ways! Read the whole study below…