2-Year-Old Parenting Montana Tools

2-Year-Old Parenting Montana Tools

Center for Health and Safety Culture

For parents and those in a parenting role of a two-year-old, communication is key as your child learns to navigate the big world around them. Two-year-olds yearn for control and are just beginning to learn about strong emotions, which can be a recipe for power struggles. There are many things you can do right now to help your two-year-old grow their social and emotional skills while strengthening your relationship. This podcast shares a process and tools from ParentingMontana.org that help parents and those in a parenting role support their child in strengthening communication, building relationships, and developing social and emotional skills. This podcast shares resources from ParentingMontana.org, which gives parents and those in a parenting role a process and tools to raise their children to be confident, respectful, and to make healthy choices. The Montana Department of Health and Human Services partnered with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University to create ParentingMontana.org. While these resources were developed for parents and those in a parenting role in Montana, all parents can benefit from learning how to promote healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development in their children. The tools you will acquire in this podcast will help you grow your parenting skills using this five-step process: Gain Input, Teach, Practice, Support, and Recognize. This process prepares you to handle specific parenting challenges today while building a solid parent-child relationship for a lifetime. You will be able to use the same five-step process with confidence as your child grows and faces new challenges. There are so many things to juggle as a parent, and it is not easy. Every parent or individual in a parenting role wants to give their best to their child. Investing in your parenting skills will allow you to meet your child with confidence, empathy, and love even on tough days. The tools available for parenting your two-year-old include: Confidence, Guidance and Discipline for Skill Building, Listening, Tantrums, Reading, Routines, Talking About Differences, Eating, Defiance and Power Struggles, Happiness, Resilience, Empathy, Kindness, and Responsibility. Listen now to grow your parenting skills today!

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Little children at age 2 are beginning to identify and learn about feelings. Montana parents can begin teaching them what repairing harm looks like.

Now is the right time for parents and those in a parenting role to gain confidence using a process that creates an environment for strengthening your relationship with your child and growing your skills. Parenting is not easy, and every parent wants to be successful. ParentingMontana.org and this podcast will prepare you on your journey as a parent with a five-step process: Gain Input, Teach, Practice, Support, and Recognize. This process allows you to address specific parenting issues while building a strong relationship with your child and promoting healthy growth throughout their lives. Becoming familiar with the five-step process will grow your skills as a parent now and allow you to use the same steps to face future challenges in healthy, positive ways.

In step one, parents and those in a parenting role create a purposeful opportunity to Gain Input when engaging with their child. In this initial step, you are working to truly hear, understand, and value what your child has to say. Gaining input helps to correct any assumptions about behavior, grows social and emotional skills, builds confidence, and conveys respect. Connecting while gaining input creates a sense of ownership and understanding, which sets the tone for step two, Teach. To teach is to demonstrate what you would like to see your child be able to do and equip them with knowledge and skills. Through teaching, children learn how to interact with the world and what is expected of them. Step three, Practice, is a chance for you to allow your child to try a new skill knowing it is okay to struggle and try again. It is an opportunity to improve behavior, grow habits, build social and emotional skills, support a growth mindset, and receive feedback constructively. Step four, Support, involves coaching, providing feedback, reteaching, monitoring, and following through by applying logical consequences and reflecting. Support grows cause and effect thinking and reinforces the ability to be successful while building social and emotional skills for children and parents and those in a parenting role. Step five, Recognize, creates an opportunity to intentionally acknowledge efforts and successes thereby nurturing motivation for continued growth. Recognizing your child’s efforts encourages self-confidence and self-esteem while building a positive parent-child relationship!

With practice, this parenting process becomes natural and allows parents and those in a parenting role to navigate each stage of their child’s life as different needs arise. Listen to learn how to apply the five-step process to your parenting needs. Visit ParentingMontana.org for more information about the process, tools, and many other resources to help you raise your child with the skills they need to be successful now and in the future.

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  • 16 - Reparing Harm for Your 2-Year-Old 
    Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 0h
  • 15 - Stress for Your 2-Year-Old 
    Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 0h
  • 14 - Tantrums for Your 2-Year-Old 
    Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 0h
  • 13 - Talking About Differences for Your 2-Year-Old 
    Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 0h
  • 12 - Routines for Your 2-Year-Old 
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