When children learn to walk, their newfound mobility gives great opportunities to explore the world around them. This also creates almost limitless opportunities for kids to wreak havoc on their parents. Toddlers learn that first word with power – “NO!” They all learn it.
Some toddlers are much tougher than others. That's just the way it is. I thought my wife and I were practically perfect parents, until we had our third child. She humbled us!
Love, Laughter, and Limits teaches you how you can avoid many power struggles and battles. You can teach your child to cooperate and comply. You can easily redirect toddlers, but you need to make sure you are not promoting the bad behavior in the process.
What works with toddlers is to have a lot of positive interaction. Behavioral parenting skills also work great with toddlers. For example, a timeout can be a very effective parenting skill, but it is most often used ineffectively. We will teach you how to do it right, so it will be effective (and you can still be the kind, nice parent you want to be).
A few common problems with toddlers include non-compliance, tantrums, hitting, bedtime problems, mealtime, and eating problems. There are positive parenting skills that work in these and other behavior problems. LLL Parenting will teach you the skills you need and how to apply them.
Although LLL Parenting teaches you positive parenting skills, it also teaches you how to properly use a limited amount of punishment, because this too is needed at times.
LLL is not a one-size-fits-all set of parenting skills. LLL teaches you how to understand your toddler's behavior and personality, so that you can respond in a kind, caring, predictable way that promotes growth and development and good behavior.