9 ways to be more patient with your mini-me [Infographic]

Being zen benefits junior and you ― find out how to stay calm when your tot gets on your nerves.

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Toddlers
are adorable and can be utterly sweet, but they are also really good at pushing your buttons. Although you’ve vowed not to lose your temper and create a scene with your little one, it’s hard to stay calm.

Dr Lim Boon Leng, a psychiatrist from Dr BL Lim Centre for Psychological Wellness, notes that most children are strong, so losing your cool sometimes won’t harm them. However, he adds, “If parents tend to be unpredictable or persistently lose their temper and tend to be verbally punitive or even aggressive, the children may learn and model after these intense emotions, anger and aggressive behaviours.”

The way you respond to your little one could benefit them, too. Dr Lim points out, “Children will model after their parents and learn to react to situations calmly if they are patient and calm, as they’ll feel more safe and reassured.”

Try these methods the next time junior gets on your nerves.

Infographic: Rachel Lim

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