Children growing up in this digital era have been involving themselves in the Internet and mobile devices at very young ages. Pew Research Center’s findings on children’s digital device engagement found that many children under the age of 12 usually watch TV, go online on a computer, or use their smartphones. Around 60% of parents said their children started interacting with smartphones before they turned five. So what is the Secret to Raising a Happy and Successful Child in these times?
No matter how much you may love your little one, there will be moments when you feel like you can’t stand them. They test every ounce of your patience and sometimes it feels like they are doing it on purpose! It turns out that this is actually developmentally normal. Kids are learning to regulate their emotions and it can be a messy process. Here are some tips for managing emotional regulation in babies, toddlers and kids.