Addressing concerns about your toddler’s or preschooler’s behaviour

Addressing concerns about your toddler’s or preschooler’s behaviour

Nobody’s perfect. All children will have occasional bouts of difficult behaviour.

From time to time, parents of toddlers and preschoolers can expect to see:

Here is a one-page reference that talks about what you can do to help children behave well.

Triple P—the Positive Parenting Program—can help you deal with common behaviour issues, or better still, prevent them from occurring in the first place.

The Triple P Ontario website is full of information that can help you manage behaviour issues you may be having with your child. For example, the site explains how children can actually learn to misbehave by watching their parents.

In addition to practical tips, the site also offers a wide selection of equally informative podcasts.

Go to the Triple P of Sudbury Manitoulin site to register for free Triple P services in our community—like seminars, parenting groups and one-on-one help from a trained Triple P consultant.

For more information about Triple P, call the Children’s Community Network at (705) 566-3416 or talk to the staff at your neighbourhood Best Start Hub.

Most common behaviour issues involving toddlers and preschoolers will resolve themselves over time, and with the kinds of consistent, patient parenting strategies you’ll learn from Triple P.

But, if these aren’t helping, and you continue to be concerned about your child’s behaviour, talk to your health care provider or call the Children Community Network  to see if your child might benefit from more services or support.


This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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