10 Toddlers Behavior Problems And How To Manage Them

Navya SwarupAug 1 . 8 min read

10 Toddlers Behavior Problems And How To Manage Them

A toddler is a kid between the ages of 12 and 36 months. They go through a period of rapid cognitive, emotional, and social development.

Children understand and feel more than they can express at this age. As a result, kids may get emotionally overloaded, resulting in acting out, screaming, temper tantrums, and show other behaviors.

So here are some behavioral problems in toddlers and ways to handle them:


Shouting does not necessarily a signal of anger toddler. When toddlers learn something new about themselves, especially something as substantial as this, they will use and experiment with it as much as possible. It's exciting, fun, and a new method for children to express themselves and communicate with others. 

How to Deal With It: Most toddlers will stop screaming once they've become tired of the innovation and have learned to convey their wants in other ways. We should also be concerned about the toddler's aggressive behavior. If we call back at our infants, toddlers may think it's okay to scream as well. We could also show the baby how to differentiate between loud and gentle voices or look after them and make them feel better.

2.Kicking and Biting

When a child is two or three years old, they may begin biting and kicking everyone in the environment. He could be doing this to catch our attention. The goal is to avoid responding to him every time he does it, as this could become a habit. 

How to Deal With: If a youngster engages in these aggressive behaviors regularly, he understands that his actions may result in negative consequences. So go in and grab the arm that's hurting the child, place our head on their forehead to prevent any further bites, and grab their leg as they try to kick. Listen to them and show them that we care about it.

3.Temper Tantrums

Toddlers aspire to be self-sufficient, yet they are not yet skilled communicators. This behavior can cause a great deal of frustration and, eventually, tantrums. Although he understands all we say, he might not pronounce himself correctly, which might be annoying for them and lead to tantrums. This 3-year-old behavior may be disturbing family life and putting other family members under a lot of stress.

How to Deal With It: Do not yell at them or push them to be quiet. Get down on the child's level and take his hand in yours. Picking him up and embracing him can help him relax as he becomes used to being in our arms. We may also train our toddlers to talk and always to speak softly and calmly. We must always maintain our strength and refuse to surrender to the Trigger.

4.Saying No

The child has most likely recently discovered what happens when they say the word "No." As toddlers become older, they prefer to assert themselves more, which usually means saying "no" to everything. 

How to Deal With It: Give the child a few options instead of a yes or no inquiry that will almost certainly result in a "no." We can also show our children that we are paying attention to them. As parents, we can avoid using the word "no" as much as possible and encourage our children to use other words instead.


Because the child's short-term memory is still developing, he will want to mention things before forgetting them. This behavior may appear to be an interruption, but it makes no sense to the child. Teaching children not to interrupt is a crucial social skill; if they can learn to join in a conversation nicely rather than talking over others, they will be better at building relationships as adults.

How to Deal With It: In this case, it's better to limit the number of times they can interrupt us and distract his attention when he does. Schedule time with friends to talk, and our toddler can play, whether with other children or with toys or games. Also, instruct the child to wait politely.


Until the youngster is 3 or 4 years old, he may not tell the difference between fact and fiction. He hasn't yet grasped the concept of lying, nor has he learned the meaning of truth. Children lie for a variety of reasons. They may wish to avoid a repercussion by saying whatever comes to mind, even if it is untrue. Knowing why our child is lying and how to communicate with them will help us put a stop to it.

How to Deal With It:

  1. Create a trusting environment by telling him that we trust him and that he should as well.
  2. Determine the gravity of our child's misleading.
  3. Assist them in figuring out how to deal with specific behaviors. If we catch our child lying, we should tell them that they have the option of telling us the truth.

7.Hair Pulling

Hair pulling is also a means for him to release his emotions and create a safe environment for himself. As newborns grow older, they develop self-soothing skills to help them relax or feel secure. Hair tugging is a systematic way for babies to soothe themselves, even though it does not appear very soothing. 

How to Handle: Offer them something else to grab onto, such as a comforting blanket or a beloved toy, or give them a stuffed animal with long hair or fur to tug and twirl. We can also gently massage the area on the child's head from which they wish to pull and gently nudge their hands and arms down to rest.


Whining is a common problem in children's conduct. Most children recognize that whining can be successful from an early age. It's an effective strategy to irritate adults into submission. 

How to Deal With It: First and foremost, we must maintain our patience and refuse to give in. Get down to our child's eye level if we hear him whining and remind him that we are listening. If our toddler asks in a normal voice to confirm that the conduct is correct, respond swiftly. Avoid triggers such as hunger and exhaustion, as they might cause whining about growing.

9.Fear of Crowds

When a vast number of people surround a child, he will most likely turn violent and unruly. There is usually a lot of noise, strangers, and possibly unexpected sights wherever there is a large gathering. All of these concerns are common in toddlers, wrapped into one terrifying circumstance.

How to Deal With: Hug and hold our toddler's hand gently to reassure him that we are with him. Take it one step at a time, gradually exposing him to the public and then applauding his bravery in confronting the problem.

10.Nail Biting

Our child's tendency to bite his nails can develop into a habit, and he may begin to do it subconsciously and without a trigger. It becomes so second nature to him that he may not even realize he is doing it. When a child is bored or upset, they will do this.

How to Deal With It: The more you punish, nag, or pressure him to give up the habit, the more likely he is to stick with it. Assist him in finding a suitable physical activity to relieve stress. Would you please not nag him in front of other people? Instead, develop a secret code between us so we can remind each other to quit.

How to discipline a toddler?

Discipline begins the moment the child is born.

1. Establish a routine and safe places to visit.

2. Recognize and reward good behavior

3.Transform negative thinking into a positive one

4.Assist With Distractions And Redirections

5.Explain the Consequences

6.When it's appropriate, ignore bad behavior. 

7.Remain calm and in control.

We are our children's first teachers. Always act well so that our child can pick up excellent behaviors from us. This strategy can also be used to discipline a 2 to 3-year-old child.

Force is less likely to settle toddler behavioral concerns than sensitivity. Because these actions may result from stress or discover new and unexpected things in his environment, we must support and understand our children. The sooner these concerns are dealt with maturely, the better, since they will have no impact on the youngster as he enters school and adulthood.

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