Connecting with our children is key to building a strong, loving relationship with them. It also naturally leads to good behaviour. If our children feel well-connected, listened to and safe then they will want to behave in an acceptable way. Of course, children are still children and so a 2 year old will behave like a 2 year old; his frontal cortex is still developing.

This helpful article from Aha Parenting gives 5 strategies that prevent most misbehaviour. These can be summarised as: connect, play, help with emotions, set limits with empathy, and regulate your own emotions.

I hope this helps you and your family.