Toddler stage in a child's growth and development was the most difficult to deal with. This is the stage wherein first time mom's or even vet mom's will be needing more and long patience. It also tests Mom and Dad's tempers and decision making how to handle the extreme moods and attitudes of a toddler.
Toddler stage is from the age of two to four years old. They are the stages that asks questions ranges from 1 to 500 question per day. Two years old toddler vocabularies reaches from 200 to 300 words he or she can say. While three years old ranges 300 to 900 words and last a 4 year old toddler has an vocabulary of 1,500 words. So don't be amazed if your toddler keep on asking, saying or blabbing a lot. It's normal :).
Toddler loves push and pull type of toys. Ever seen a little bike, cart or a baby in a stroller that was most enjoyed by toddler. Even pushing some light home stuffs such as little chair. Those are kind of play that satisfy them most.
They also have routine and rituals. Site for example their tantrums. Parent best can do is a time out. This means letting child for a while to let her tantrums vented. But not necessarily the whole long time. In studies it was proven and advice to give a minute per year of age time to let a toddler express her tantrums. For example a toddler age is 3, so 3 minutes to let her vents her tantrum is enough. For a toddler, this was the stage of autonomy vs. shame and doubt. Autonomy is where the toddler wants to do things for himself without help or hindrance from other people. The child can resolve this conflict either by establishing self-control (autonomy) or by punishing himself or herself with feelings of shame, doubt, and inadequacy. A child must win an autonomy attitude that will be her foundation while growing up.
In pertaining to separation anxiety a toddler first reaction to it is a protest. A parent having a hard time leaving their toddler awake for it will keep on following nor protesting to be left alone. Once a parent successfully left a toddler, it's emotion became despair. But don't worry that will only last for minutes after a scene of leaving. Eventually, toddler displays a unconscious exclusion of what had happened.
Also in this stage best to encourage the toilet training. They can recognize an urge to either to void or defecate. They already know how to remove their own clothes if there's an urge to pee. At the age of three they can control defecation urge first and if they reaches four, they can control both bowel and bladder control.
We have to consider a lot of things while giving child's discipline. Remember that every little thing a parent were going to do as a child were young will affect in their future. So be cautious and be guided.. Hmmm it's that hard to be a Mom!See? It's not easy to be a parent right *wink*. But it is worth fulfilling and giving a lot of joy.