Antes de enfadarte con el niño al portarse mal, entiende sus puntos de vista. A continuación encontrarás las causas más comunes del mal comportamiento en los niños pequeños, según la revista Parenting.

  • Malestar físico después de un paseo largo Physical Discomfort Take a toddler on a long morning of errands past his naptime, and the tantrum in aisle 7 of Wal-Mart isn't about a toy he spotted; it's his way of saying, "Enough, Mom! I'm tired." Curiosity Toddlers learn about the world through hands-on exploration. A child who pulls the cat's tail may simply be intent on finding out what will happen, not trying to be cruel. A toddler lacks the self-control to curb this kind of discovery-by-doing. Testing Even the best-behaved children go through a contrary phase starting at around 14 to 22 months, which can last for at least six months. This is when a child grows increasingly aware of his personal power. Intoxicated by this finding, he seems to be asking himself, "Just what am I capable of, and how much can I get away with?" Frustration Toddlerhood is fraught with limitations, both physical (the inability to stack blocks perfectly) and imposed (having to hold your hand when crossing the street). What's more, a toddler lacks the verbal skills to make her wishes known or to orally let off steam. As a result, frustration mounts quickly; it's often vented as agression, anger, and other forms of antisocial behavior.