7 Child’s Habits That Seem Annoying But Are Actually Very Normal
There are many parents who may remember the toddler years of their children and how many seemed like brats forever crying or fussing over something or the other. Some will remember how their toddler turned isn’t a rightful little tyrant overnight with what seemed a bad attitude. In extreme cases, some may have been advised to see child psychologists to solve the problem but did the child really need one and were they really acting up or were they acting normal for their age. What you should know when your child may be acting weird is that in most cases it is perfectly normal. Child experts say here are the major signs.
1The child always gives “NO” for an answer
If your child is usually quiet and suddenly starts refusing and saying no to everything that you offer them if they suddenly start arguing about everything then don’t get hyper. It means the “NO’ is a phase where the child learns and realizes that they can begin to assert themselves. This usually happens when they are around 2.5 to 3 years old and begin to realize that they too are individuals who need to carve out their own little place in the family.
What to do
Do not suppress your child even if they seem to be rebellious. They should be allowed to make small minor decisions to help them become more independent. For example, it is ok to let your child choose their own clothes they may want to wear to kindergarten, this builds up a child’s confidence and they will also trust you more.
2Asks the same question over and over
There are some children who may resort to this habit of repeating the same thing over and over again and all because they are just demanding your reaction. This might ring a bell because your child might have done it or doing it too. Some parents may not possess the ability to understand what the children require and it could upset kids when they don’t get an answer. This repetitive behavior can even drive sane parents insane. The thing is Repetition is the ideal way to remember a word and in what context it should be used. It helps a child to understand how its meaning could change in relation to the time and situation. This is how a child exercises with different intonations and sounds.
What to do
A parent should keep in mind that this habit is one of the steps to master speaking. You should encourage your child and speak to them more because this will stop the repetition habit which could also be a way to get your attention. Negative reactions will not only make the problem worse, it will create problems in the future too.