There are huge number of prevalent myths, which we parents must deal everyday. We have an ever growing collection of facts and myths to help you filter through tons of outside advice on parenting and child care & development.
Different emotions develop at different stages. At two years, child may still not understand all the emotions. Here is a broad guideline of emotional development.
First 2-3 Months: Happiness, Sadness, Anger
3 to 18 Months: Surprise, Interest, Fear, Disgust
18 to 30 Months: Empathy, Jealousy, Embarrassment
Above 30 Months: Pride, Shame, Guilt
All children are different, and there’s no set age when potty-training should be started. Some children may be ready to start when they are 18 months old – or even earlier – but some will not be interested until age two or even age three. It must depend on the child’s physical coordination, maturity, and more. Consider these as signs of readiness: taking an interest in the toilet, being able to pull pants up and down, wanting privacy during potty time, and being able to follow simple directions.
It is important to pick the toys which are appropriate for child's developmental stage. Too advanced or tough toys can frustrate and too simple toys can disinterest child. Both these can delay/impact development.
Anger outbursts can destroy your relationship with your child. Soon you may start seeing the similar outbursts from your child also. How to manage emotions is an important aspect to be happy in life and you are the first teacher, role model of your child for that.
Research shows that a toddler may have to try a new food 15 times before she'll eat more than a spoonful. So when your 2-year-old spits out your homemade recipe, don't take it personally. Her reaction may be more surprise than dislike. Serve it again, she may astonish you by loving it. It's good to offer new foods as many times as you can, just be willing to take no for an answer.
There's no evidence that offering fruits first will discourage children from eating vegetables. But no matter what you offer first, introduce any new food slowly: Try a different one every three to four days, and then monitor your baby to make sure he doesn't develop a rash or an upset stomach, signs of an allergy.
Young children are good at regulating their food intake, so portion control is likely to be not good. If kids routinely go hungry, they learn to stuff themselves whenever unrestricted amounts of food are available. This habit that can result in weight problems later on.