You were really excited when your little one said their first word, but now what? When will they start to learn more words and say their first sentence? We take a look at typical first sentences and encouraging language development.
What constitutes disruptive behaviour in young kids is very subjective. However, by looking deeper at your childs behaviour it will help you understand more about why they act in a certain way. Behaviour that can appear naughty or disruptive to you, is often just your childs way of communicating an unmet need as they try to figure out their way in the world.
In our busy lives it often seems quicker and easier to give children instructions and replies of Because I said so or Do it now! However rewording your requests with phrases that show interest and promote involvement will encourage children to cooperate more. It helps children feel listened to, and in time they will start listening too.