Nov 4, 2022 in Life Coaching
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
You might have heard the saying "terrible twos". In this article, we give you parenting tips for 2-year-olds.
At this stage of your child's life, he is starting to walk, talk, play by himself and do more things independently. This list also includes testing your patience and trying to get his way with almost everything.
Your child is now a toddler and not a baby anymore. He is also not old enough to realize the difference between right and wrong. Therefore, it is important for you and your spouse to start molding his young mind to prevent problems later on in life. This includes childhood, teenage years and even adulthood.
It is a challenging phase for most parents. It leaves many moms and dads feeling exhausted and emotionally drained.
This terrible two-stage won’t last forever, you can get through it.
Learn how to make your toddler's milestones count. Read this article by Maryam Hameed, Online Life Coach.
Some Common Symptoms of the Terrible Twos
- Mood swings;
Tips for Parenting 2-Year Olds
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Avoid Situations that Trigger Tantrums
Don't buy your child toys that are too advanced for him, this will only trigger tantrums. If a certain candy shop or restaurant triggers a tantrum, then try to avoid it altogether.
Be Firm with Your Toddler
Your child will test your patience and also try his best to get his way. As the parent, it is your task to be firm and assertive with him. When you say no, it should stay that way. Don't give in to your child or else it will keep happening throughout his life.
Praise Good Behavior and Deeds
When your toddler does something good or behaves well, you should praise him. This will encourage good behavior and you're also teaching him what's right and wrong. When he listens to you, ensure that you praise him for that too. Some simple acts of praise are by hugging, complimenting, etc.
Read this article, how to be a good loving parent by George Stack, Online Counselor and Life Coach.
Establish a Routine
Your toddler does not understand the concept of time. So, it's difficult but it is important to set a routine and stick to it! When it's mealtimes, your child needs to sit at the table and eat. When it's bedtime, set the mode and put him into bed. Again, you will need to firm.
Give Your Toddler Explanations
When your child is demanding to have his way or for something he shouldn't have. Explain the situation to him and give reasons as to why he cannot do it or have it his way. This way he will also learn what's right and wrong.
Provide Your Toddler with Choices
To give your child a sense of control in a healthy manner, you should give him choices. For example, would you like to wear a blue or green sweater? Would you like to eat bananas or apples?
Take Away Privileges When He's Out of Hand
Has he thrown a tantrum, be extra demanding, or not playing nice with others? Take away his favorite toy and explain why you're doing it. Also, tell him that he will get it back once he shows that he is being good. When tantrums get out of hand, you can also have a naughty corner, in which you make him sit for a few minutes.
Teach Your Toddler Healthy and Good Habits
Now, is the time to mold his young mind with good and healthy habits. So, here are some things you should start with:
- Encourage a healthy diet;
- Limit screen time (television, phones, Ipads, etc);
- Buy educational toys that are for his age;
- Show him how to do some age-appropriate chores such as packing away his toys, folding the laundry, etc.
Don't be an e-mommy! See why you shouldn't use your device to quieten your child down. Read this article by Maryam Hameed, Online Life Coach.
Why is Parenting 2-Year-Olds So Difficult?
Parenting a 2-year-old is undoubtedly challenging. They are growing up and undergoing many changes and they are also learning how to express themselves. It's not always in the most ideal manner.
They are also striving for independence and dislike the fact that there are rules to be followed. This makes them more temperamental.
How to Manage Tantrums
Tantrums are something every parent is dealt with. It's never easy but it's something that needs to be faced. It's all part of the parenting process.
How to Deal with Tantrums in Public
If you're in a store and your child is hitting someone else or being destructive in order to get his way, firstly, you'll need to move him away. Hold him and when he quietens down, explain and tell him that what he is doing is wrong.
Keep your voice and tone low and calm. However, be assertive at the same time. Then continue with shopping. Ask your child for help such as placing things in the cart, choosing vegetables, etc.
By yelling, shouting, or crying louder than your child, you'll only make matters worse. So, manage the situation calmly.
Lastly, don't worry about other people. Most of the time, others are parents too and understand.
How to Deal with Tantrums at Home
When your child is throwing a tantrum at home, it might be tempting to give in. However, you should not! Stand your ground and show him that it’s not okay to behave in this manner. As mentioned earlier, have a timeout by placing your child in the naughty corner or taking away toys.
Once he's calmed down, then you need to explain why you're doing this.
You're not alone! Many other parents have or are currently dealing with this terrible two-stage. If you feel like you're not coping with this and you're emotionally and mentally drained, you could benefit from seeking the help of an Online Parenting Coach. A professional will provide you with the best advice and tips. On WikiExpert, you can read through Expert articles and book sessions.
For those who are dealing with an older child who's still throwing tantrums, professional help is strongly recommended.
To get further advice on parenting 2-year-olds, you can ask a question in our "Discuss with Experts".