Has your child just blown out his or her first birthday candle? If so, you better prepare yourself for lots of changes. Your little one will not only grow bigger, albeit at a slower pace than by the age of one year but he or she will also go through major emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes.
You may notice your child becoming increasingly fearful of people he or she does not see on a daily basis including grandma and grandpa. He or she may also develop an unusual attachment to you and your partner, and become severely upset every time either of two of you leaves the room. On the other hand, he or she will become increasingly stubborn and say “no” to just about anything you propose. Yes, toddlers can be a big challenge. But if you understand why they are behaving the way they do, those “nos” get a lot less frustrating.
In order to help you understand why your toddler appears to be distrustful to most people, why he or she continues to say “no” all the time and then gets upset when you leave the room, we made an extensive overview of toddler development. We also took a closer look at temper tantrums and how to calm an angry child, what you can do about sibling rivalry and many other issues you may face along the way.
We have of course also included lots of tips on how to keep your toddler healthy and encourage your child to eat a healthy diet which, as you will probably discover can be very challenging. While most toddlers have no second thoughts about tasting a cleaning product, they are extremely picky when it comes to food. The good news is that you can help your child develop healthy eating habits and we can show you how.