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Emotions and Behavior

As your toddler is growing up, he or she would be displaying a variety of complex emotions and behavior. So, use this section on Emotions and Behavior to learn how you can help your child process these emotions and learn responsible and acceptable behavior. Even in the course of one average day, a toddler experiences a variety of emotions and behaves accordingly. Some of this behavior might not be very positive.  A charming, easy-going baby can turn out to be a highly opinionated or defiant toddler. Temper tantrums and defiance might turn up as unexpected parenting tests. Some of these emotions negative and behavior might be challenging. Your toddler just wants to assert her independence more and more. As a part of doing effective parenting in a defective world, you need to help your child come to terms with these emotions and learn to behave in an acceptable and responsible manner.

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions

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Parenting for emotional child

Parenting a child with intense emotions can be stressful, especially when parents are not equipped with enough relevant information about the issue. Many children who suffer from anxiety disorders express intense emotions by throwing tantrums and crying hysterically at the slightest provocation. These behaviors can negatively impact the growth and development of a child; they…

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Will My Child Be Smarter If I Take Iron Supplements during Pregnancy? Effect of Iron Supplementation during Pregnancy on the Intelligence Quotient and Behavior of Children at 4 Years of Age: Long-Term Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Iron Supplements During Pregnancy

Taking iron as a nutritional supplement is a common practice during pregnancy. In fact, it is recommended by most health institutions around the world. However, experts are divided about whether iron should be regularly administered to pregnant women. In some countries, pregnant women are routinely advised to take iron supplements, but in other countries, the policy…

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How Proximal Parenting Produces Children Who Are Emotionally Secure

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Proximal Parenting Tends To Produce Children Who Are Emotionally Secure
Proximal Parenting Tends To Produce Children Who Are Emotionally Secure

Proximal parenting is a parenting strategy that involves body-to-body contact and stimulation. According to certain studies, proximal parenting is commonly used by parents of low educational background and in rural settings. It is believed that proximal parenting stimulates natural reactions in infants. It also tends to create a sense of calm in children, especially in…

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How to Cope with Separation Anxiety in Children

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Separation Anxiety in Children and How to Cope with It
Dealing with separation anxiety can be a tough phase for both children and parents.

Parenting with love and limits becomes difficult if children start displaying signs of separation anxiety. Babies initially spend a majority of their time sleeping, but once they are six to eight months old, they become more aware of familiar and unfamiliar surroundings and start to recognize their parents and caregivers. At this stage, children may…

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Teaching Your Children the Art of Joy and Resilience: Responsive Parenting

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Teaching the Art of Joy and Resilience to your Child
Warm and responsive parenting helps you raise well-balanced and emotionally stable and resilient children.

Taking care of children’s physical health while also teaching them to be mentally strong is a requirement of parenting. You’re doing it right if your child has a sense of wonder and enjoyment and copes well with stress. Some people have an amazing sense of joy in life. They laugh freely and spontaneously, enjoy the…

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How to Nurture Your Baby’s Brain through Responsive and Godly Parenting

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Nurture Your Baby’s Brain Through Responsive

Parents are very much concerned with their babies’ physical comfort and nutrition because they want their children to become healthy and physically strong. Likewise, parents need to give equal importance and attention to their babies’ emotional needs and nurturing in order to raise balanced, caring, and empathetic individuals. These are the traits of godly parenting…

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How to Nurture Your Toddler’s Brain in Order to Raise a Positive, Well-Balanced, and Emotive Adult

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Toddlers Brain Development

Despite the wealth of information available, effective parenting in a defective world is a tough job because toddlers have an overwhelming amount of needs. Children’s needs are not just physical. They have numerous emotional and psychological needs as well. Parents need to be physically and emotionally available for their toddlers. Patience and emotional attentiveness are…

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Distress Tantrums or Nero Tantrums: How to Tell Them Apart and Raise Emotionally Stable Toddlers

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Dealing Distress Tantrums or Nero Tantrums

The toddler years are marked by many unexpected and often unpleasant changes, such as temper tantrums and meltdowns. That’s why these years are also called “terrible twos” (or threes). Parenting with grace can help parents cope with this difficult and tricky phase. With time and experience, parents may realize that temper tantrums can differ in…

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