PARENTS of toddlers know just how temperamental their behaviour can be.
But if you’re having a particularly tough day, it will be music to your ears that you can turn it around in the space of minutes thanks to a new technique.
A parenting pro account on TikTok called Connected Parenting Au (@connectedparentingau) said all it takes is NINE minutes and you can get everything back on track.
The Aussie woman explained: “Have you ever heard of ‘special time?’
“Special time is one of the most bang for buck parenting techniques that I can give you, hands down – and here’s how it works.
“You need to tell your child, ‘I want to have some mummy and child special time. I can’t wait to do it with you.’
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“You then let them pick the activity and they need to lead.
“You get down on the floor with them and you play for nine minutes – no phone, no baby and no distractions.
“And here is the magic with special time. You need to tell them just how much you love playing with them and how it’s the highlight of your day.”
However, the parenting pro said it doesn’t stop there – and you need to come back to the special time just before bedtime.
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She continued: “Later that night as you tuck them into bed, tell them that your favourite part of today was when you played together.
“Our kids have a little emotional part and the way that we fill it is time and physical connection.
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“You can do this all in just nine minutes – give it a go and let me know how you get on.”
Connected Parenting Au was then inundated with responses as people said that it “worked wonders” for them and thanked her for the top tip.
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