As previously discussed, controlling Terrible Twos behavior is a natural part of child development and an absolutely normal stage of raising children.
Controlling terrible twos behavior is one of the hardest, challenging and upsetting stages parents and guardians go through especially for those experiencing it for the first time.
There is the general disobedience, mood swings, the out and out defiance, selective hearing, and constant arguments over even the most basic requests. We also cannot forget the upset caused by seeing your beloved toddler hitting, scratching and biting others in vicious displays of terrible twos behavior and we have not even touched on the spectacle that is the TEMPER TANTRUM! :)
The good news is that there is loads of help available out there for controlling terrible twos with stacks and stacks of books, articles and parenting tips however I was looking for something a bit different as I don't have a lot of time for long reading - father of two young boys, do the math! :)
With this in mind, I found an awesome audio course specially designed for controlling terrible twos - Talking To Toddlers, which is just perfect for busy parents and guardians on the go. This program is pretty popular so if you have already heard of it, click here to go straight to the website or keep reading for my experience!
Let's face it, at the end of the day when the kids are finally in bed and the house repaired after the day's events, Â sitting down and reading a book just puts us straight to sleep! Well that's how it was for me!
This audio course called Talking To Toddlers is a package that contains approx 3 hours of audio over twelve 20 minute or so sessions full of great info and strategies for controlling terrible twos behavior. I found they are just the perfect length to listen to while doing the dishes, tidying up or just lying down in bed before you go to sleep!
They are a mix of time and tested controlling terrible twos techniques as well as utilizing great advances in the areas of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). NLP might sound a bit scary to those not familiar with it however do not be put off. It is basically a long term simply for training your brain how to respond in certain circumstances and situations. The creator, Chris Thompson, describes using NLP like an instruction manual for the brain that teaches you how to use verbal language and body language to change someone's emotional state, attitude, or behavior.
There are many benefits for you and your toddler by going through this program. Chris states that at the end of the course you will be able to:
Plus much more and all the while NOT YELLING AND SCREAMING at your children!
To me, the program has mostly good points however as with every system there are some faults.
On the positive side, I believe Chris has come up with a great format in the audio files rather than just another book. As mentioned above, parents struggling with controlling terrible twos toddlers normally don't have the time or energy to sit down and read through a big manual. Having the course on audio allows you to play it while you are busy around the house, in the car, or simply just lying there in bed at the end of the day.
It is very easily understood and you can begin to put into practice what you have learned straight away after each lesson. Its toddler taming principles are also reality based as a result of success in real life family situations and not old psychology text books!
On the negative side, some people could see the use of NLP as akin to brainwashing or other controversial techniques. I would hate to see people miss out on this opportunity for controlling terrible twos behavior because of such fears when the reality is quite different. Talking To Toddlers is love and compassion based not manipulative logic or argumentative disciplines. Yelling and inappropriate discipline is certainly not a part of this program!
The course can be downloaded immediately or for those of you who like the security of an actual product, the course also comes on CDs however the price is higher. I notice at the time of writing this review that although the sale price is $47 there is currently a special going for only $29. For your money you get the full audio course, cheat sheets for each lesson to make sure you did not miss anything and exercises to do, and also a great bonus in a PDF activity book , Show Kids The Fun! full of activities to keep them occupied.
There is also a full 8 week money back guarantee with Chris Thompson's controlling terrible twos Talking To Toddlers program so if you are right in the middle of your toddlers Terrible Two's stage or it is coming up, I urge you to have a look at Talking To Toddlers.
There is nothing worse than the guilt we feel after snapping, yelling at or worse, smacking your children just out of frustration due to our inability to succeed in controlling terrible twos behavior. Click the image below, to give yourself and your family the best chance to successfully get through this potentially heart breaking stage without hurting those we love.