Have you heard of terrible two? Also known as the adolescence of babies, this phase is marked by the crises that the little ones have, and begins more or less from one and a half years of age, and can last up to three years on average.
The phase when the little ones are “terrible”, as the name says, is to leave any parent with hair on their feet! So, remember that terrible two is part of the development of babies, and the way it manifests varies according to the personality of each child.
But why does terrible two happen?
It is from this age that the little ones begin to understand that they are individuals, that they may have their own tastes, opinions and even disagree with their parents. Thus, the terrible two is nothing more than a “test” of the limits. So you don’t freak out, youtuber Rúbia Baricelli, went to the Grão de Gente channel to tell a little about her experience with her daughter Helena’s terrible two!
Patience, conversation and dialogue
To deal with the crises of the baby’s two years, a good way out is to give the child options to make decisions and feel “in charge” of certain situations in his routine that need to be fulfilled every day.
In the video, Ru Baricelli gives the example of when he allows his daughter to choose the time to brush her teeth after dinner. “I ask if she wants to brush her teeth before, during or after the shower, and the shower is something she likes a lot, so she feels with a greater power of choice”, says the mother, who also emphasizes that it is important have a lot of waist game in those hours.
In extreme cases, such as the famous tantrums in which the child throws himself on the supermarket floor, verbal or physical aggression, or even more severe punishments, are not usually effective in the opinion of the youtuber. She defends the effectiveness of the conversation with the child, to calmly try to understand the best way to help her.
The dynamics of the family is a very individual process, so each one will know how to better manage the child’s behavior during the terrible two phase.
Knowing how to listen
Try to understand what is happening to your child, what is making them feel that way and how it is possible to resolve.
Dialogue is also essential for little ones to understand that some rules need to be followed, but they do not have to be imposed, and they can – and should! – be talked to the parents. After all, it is at this stage that children have the greatest need to know why, and that is where the question of the power of conciliation between the family comes in.
Do you also have tips on how to deal with the little ones in the terrible two phase? Leave a comment talking about how you deal with crises, and give your tip!
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