Practica Blog - Why?
Effective Communication, Effective Parenting;, Effective Parenting; Discipline for toddlers; Effective communication, Emotional Intelligence, EQ, Frustration, Language, Talking

Why did I DO that?

“Why did you grab that toy? Why did you hit your sister? Why is there spaghetti in your hair?”

We ask toddlers these questions and they never come up with an answer. Why? Because they live in the moment. Their brains aren’t wired to the point where they can think about their own thinking.

This ability develops […]

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Dealing with crying, Effective Parenting; Discipline for toddlers; Effective communication, How children learn

Why you should not tell your toddler to “Stop crying!”

  Psychologist Debbie Glasser advises parents not to say “Stop crying” or “Don’t be scared” when dealing with their toddlers. She says, “It’s natural to want to protect a child from these feelings, but saying ‘Don’t be’ doesn’t make a child feel better, and it also can send the message that his emotions aren’t valid […]