Avoiding the ‘terrible twos’ during lockdown


Happy babies can get through the ‘terrible twos’ with minimal behavioural problems if they are supported by a flexible method of parenting, a leading Cambridge academic told Nursery World.

Flexible parenting, known as 'autonomy support'  promotes the child’s problem solving and their ability to learn, by letting games or tasks evolve into experiences that engage them PHOTO Sarah Foley
Flexible parenting, known as 'autonomy support' promotes the child’s problem solving and their ability to learn, by letting games or tasks evolve into experiences that engage them PHOTO Sarah Foley

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