Top 4 Disturbing Toddler Behaviour Problems

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Disturbing Toddler Behavior
When it comes to your toddler(s), you never know what they have in store for you. Some surprises can be quite welcoming and praiseworthy, whereas some might take you to the heights of embarrassment and drive you crazy. Besides this, there are some disturbing toddler behavioral traits that are common to more or less every child, if not all. From temper tantrums to being aggressive, toddlers display a host of emotions and surprising behavioral traits in their growing years – some may not be publicly acceptable though. However, the good thing is you can control these publicly mortifying moments quite easily once you get to know the reasons behind them.

Nose Picking In Toddlers

Nose picking toddler

  1. Trait: – This is a very common occurrence where children put their fingers into their nostrils whenever they feel like. The nose is there and your little one is probably bored, so nose picking seems like an ideal time pass option to him. This is just a part of his self-exploration habit
  2. Reason: – First, it is not that your child is feeling anxious or nervous, infact it is generally observed in kids who are having mucus and it gets hardened. This will make the nose feel stuffy, and the child is likely to check on what is happening inside. Your tiny tot is very much fascinated by his or her own body and has less self-control. Most importantly, just because all eyes are on him or her, he or she won’t stop this self
  3. Remedy: – The moment you see your baby is about to put his or her finger into the nose, offer a tissue or wet wipe and say, “do you want to blow your nose darling?” This will distract him or her. Also, be very casual about it. If you get angry and scold your child, then he or she might not stop digging in order to provoke you. Toddlers are very inquisitive and experimental, and they are far, far away from feelings like embarrassments. So though you are on your edge seeing your tot poking his nose diligently, the best thing to do is to refrain from punishing and nagging – and avoiding getting into a power struggle. Once you are alone with your baby, educate him or her about how he or she should behave in public
Potty Mouthing Or Bad Mouthing In Toddlers

Bad mouthing toddler

  1. Trait: – The second the surroundings, or a public area becomes quiet, your toddler yells something very bad. This is a commonly occurring behavioral trait, but if you’d think closely, your tot would have picked up the words had he not heard them around! Now if you do laugh or mention it to others, he will think bad mouthing is a good thing to do as he gets all the attention. Making you laugh is a huge power that your little one has just discovered! When it comes to bad mouthing, have a close look at the world around him, and see where your tot is catching all the slang from
  2. Reason: – With growing age, the vocabulary of your toddler is also expanding. So, he or she tends to repeat the things he or she hears, even the bad ones. Remember, your child learns almost anything he or she hears. An insult in the TV series, a swear word by you on the road, a new friend who has learnt a new word- somewhere in the small world your tot has, someone has used the word and it stuck
  3. Remedy: – Do not over react, or else your kiddo will provoke your further. You can avoid your child’s further indulgence by saying “excuse us”. After that, you should tell you baby that no one should use such words. These are bad manners. If you laugh or show interest, it will become an affair of interest for the baby. ‘If I say this, Mommy laughs’. Yes, that’s how your tot thinks. The best way, keep a poker face, teach respect, and never let swearing get anything he desires. And above all, watch your own mouth when you speak
Is Hair Pulling Quite Frequent In Your Toddler?

Hair Pulling Toddler

  1. Trait: – Pulling hair is one of the most common disturbing
  2. Trait:s found in growing children. This is another way a little being tries to exert control over his surroundings and people
  3. Reason: –The most common reason why a child pulls hair is your reaction – he wants it and you give it to him. Yanking hair is one of the ways your child tries to express himself or herself and wants to put forth his or her control over the immediate surroundings or people. A toddler tries to change the direction of a situation by pulling hair and exert his control right there and then. Pulling his own hair may imply frustrations, anxiety or something upsetting brewing in him
  4. Remedy: – Ignore, because if you do what your little one is wanting you to, you will just give him a way to so this again. Explain to your child that pulling hair does hurt, and convince him that pulling hair will get him nowhere. Never pull his hair to teach him a lesson – you are doing the same thing that he is trying to do- alter a situation by pulling hair
Head Banging In Toddlers

Head banging in toddlers

  1. Trait:– A study says that about 20% toddlers bang their heads on purpose to get something done. Also, boys are 3 times more likely to resort to head banging than girls to get their points across. This habit can last for months, but your child will probably outgrow it by the time he turns 3. It is one of the most embarrassing and dangerous habits for the parents
  2. Reason: – There can be a number of reasons for banging heads, like showing off frustration, pain, seeking attention as well as self-comfort. Some toddlers know that you’d give them a fair deal of unsolicited attention when they bang their heads, and this is precisely what they want. A demand that is being pushed away from you can be met with once your little one bangs his head with crying and screaming. Some kids feel better after head banging, especially during teething. Head banging is also common among toddlers who have not yet learnt to express their feelings in words and struggle with the same
  3. Remedy: – Make sure that your kid gets enough of your attention, but not when he or she is banging his or her head. Also, don’t disregard his or her behavior. Your baby is too young to realize the situation. Disapproval might make him or her provoke you further. But you will need to ensure that your child does not injure himself. Though when he does get some pain or a bruise or two, he will know that it hurts and will pull himself back. Try not to worry, though that could he hard. The only way to fight those is being calm and helping your baby understand the differences between good and bad

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