All parents want their children to behave well at home and when out and about. Toddlers like things to go their way and don't yet have the skills and understanding needed to behave in an appropriate manner all the time. This will to exert their own independence and refusal to do what they are asked at times can lead to frustrations on both sides.
Unwanted behaviours (screaming, kicking, throwing things, hitting) may be part and parcel of having a toddler in your home. The success of teaching your child how to behave well depends on how you handle the situation and we have some tips to help you here. And remember, toddlers are learning all the time, and many unwanted behaviours will disappear as your child grows and matures and has a deeper understanding of how to interact with you and those around him.
Don' forget, it's important to have realistic expectations of your toddler's behaviour. A two year old is probably not going to sit for a long meal in a restaurant at 7pm in the evening.... so rather than deal with unwanted behaviour, get a babysitter and leave him at home or just don't go!
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