What is Normal Toddler Behavior?
Toddler behavior can be very confusing. It is a very difficult subject to wrap your head around as almost all toddlers go through the stage known as the terrible twos. This is most certainly a time when they will keep you on your toes.
This phase is completely natural and has nothing to do with your child being bad. Your child will probably start to exhibit this more outgoing behavior sometime in his second year, but you can expect it any time after your baby turns one.
Testing Your Limits
Many toddlers have temper tantrums and mood changes on a regular basis. By the age of two, they are learning more about their emotions and how to use them. Many toddlers will become negative, and say no when you ask them to do something. Part of this is because they are copying what they hear, which is you as a parent saying ‘no’ all the time as they get into things.
This is also a time when your child is pushing the boundaries, seeing how far he can go. All children have to learn how far they can push you. Unless they test these limits there is no other way for them to find out.
While you may be tempted to give into your child every time he throws a fit, this is a time when it is important that you be firm and consistent. You should set boundaries that are appropriate for your child’s age.