What Did You Say?
September 17, 2008 10:56am CST
I think every parents have experienced about it when you have a toddler. But, do you often feel confused or frustrated when you are unable to understand what toddler is trying to say to you? Can you give me tips or shared with me how to making an attempt to understand their feelings/wants?
17 Sep 08
Since I gave birth, my 3year old son is always acting up and always asking for something and sometimes he would just cry if I couldn't understand him right away. What I would always do is to speak to him clearly. I wouldn't shout I would just ask him what he really wants me to do so he would stop crying. If all else fails or I just couldn't give him what he wants, I would just leave him alone for a sec and sometimes he would just stop or sometimes he's just cranky cause he feels sleepy. He also gets frustrated with me when I can't seem to understand him. I think what is important in understanding our children is patience. Toddlers will definitely test one's patience but that's what are parents for. To take care of them, to understand them, nurture them, love them. There are times when you feel frustrated with your kids but let's face it, we love our kids too much.
• Legaspi, Philippines
17 Sep 08
its common sense to all parents, you can understand your toddler by their movements or their reactions, but if its your first time, its realy kinda hard to do so. If toddlers are hungry they will suck their fingers or thy're entire fist or anything that they can reach and sometimes they will cry, if they felt pain they are most likely to cry and try to make more movements. If they're happy they will smile.
17 Sep 08
I got my 9 month old son and he started to baby talking. I don't understand it but i just try to communicate to him. For me,watch his facial expression and what he is pointing of. Then where they are looking. That's signs to what they wanted.