The Doctors: Terrible Twos Tips & What Causes Terrible Twos

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The Doctors TV Show was focused on the topic of how to Solve Your Biggest Double Dilemmas and one of the “Double Dilemmas” was the issue of the Terrible Twos, which I suppose applies since the word “double” and the word “two” are somewhat similar.  Dr Jim Sears spoke about What Causes the Terrible Twos on The Drs TV Show. The Doctors TV Show Terrible Twos

The Doctors: What Causes the Terrible Twos?

Part of the Terrible Twos is a survival mechanism that our children automatically have in their brains which is that if they lose their mother, they should scream and make noise until they find her and feel safe and secure.  But another part of the terrible twos is that children seem to not understand the word no and think that the world revolves around them.  Other things that can make kids cranky and are often associated with this phase in a child’s life are things such as ear infections, a poor or unbalanced diet, and bad sleeping patterns.  When children get insufficient sleep and when they consume too much sugar, they can get hyper before crashing and having a temper tantrum.

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The Doctors: Terrible Twos Tips & Advice

A mother and a two year old named Annabelle were on The Doctors TV Show because the child is going through the Terrible Twos.  The mother said that Annabelle was a happy baby for the first two years but now she gets upset and throws a fit around 10-20 times per day.  Her favorite word is no and everything is a protest or a fight.  Annabelle says what she wants over and over until she gets her way – even if it means that her mother is not allowed to talk during a meal.  The Doctors showed a clip of Annabelle throwing a temper tantrum because she wanted to go upstairs to get her stuffed animal when it was lunch time.  The Doctors suggested that mothers should choose their battles carefully.  If your child is doing something unsafe like running in the road or playing with electric outlets, then you must make them stop.  However, if they want a stuffed animal during lunch, maybe it is worth it to just let them go get their toy while you put together lunch.  Another great Terrible Two Tip is that you can give your child choices so that she thinks that she is in control when really you are.  For example, do not ask your child if she wants to eat lunch, instead say that it is lunch time and ask if she wants turkey or egg salad.  What great Terrible Two Advice!

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