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Get your child through the terrible two's -- and three's, four's, and five's -- with these Howcast toddler training videos.
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Be consistent with the rules you set. Be patient and repeat them until your child understands them.
Limit the word "no"
Try to limit the amount of times you say no. Use the words yes and no equally. Saying no too often can create a negative sense of the world for your toddler.
Give your toddler options. Let them know that they can stop the unwanted action or else face a consequence.
Give them alternative choices. For example, tell them they cannot play near the street but they can play in the back yard.
Distract your child and get them interested into something else.
Remove them situation
Remove your child from the situation if they do not respond to your warnings.
Talk to your toddler
Tell your child that their behavior is unacceptable and place them in a time out. Get down to their level and maintain eye contact.
Use alternate words
Use a variety of words to say no, such as "stop" or "yucky."