It's easy to work on manners with a toddler. Toddlers are little sponges so your best bet is to act...
It's easy to work on manners with a toddler. Toddlers are little sponges so your best bet is to act as you'd like them to act. You can also try: Chat about your own good deeds so your toddler gets an idea of what's nice. Say things like, "It's nice that I made this card for my aunt's birthday because it'll make her happy." Let some issues go: Your toddler doesn't always like sharing, for example, and you shouldn't always push the issue. Pushing manners 24/7 will only make your toddler look for ways to be independent and push back. Always use basic manners. If you've been with your partner for years, and they pass the salt, you still need to say, "Thank you" - your toddler picks up on these small manners everyday. Always point out the good. Rarely point out the bad. All small children have mean periods. They're pushing to be independent, and do make mistakes. When your little one does something kind, make a big deal out of it. If you make a big deal out of only the bad, that's what your toddler will consider the best way to get attention. You want her to want attention for good deeds, not bad.

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