Teaching a Toddler Good Behavior & Manners
Children tend to learn by watching what others do and then modeling those behaviors. The more pro-social behaviors your toddler is exposed to, the better the chance that the negative behaviors will be few in comparison. Thus, it is important that you are not verbally or physically aggressive with your toddler or with others in front of your toddler.
It is equally important for your toddler to be exposed to positive television programs (like Sesame Street) rather than being exposed to television programs that show negative kinds of behaviors. Look for positive television shows that teach constructive and socially appropriate ways to communicate, play and interact with others. Also, it is vital to your toddler's pro-social development for you to play together both physically and verbally so your baby can learn how to play appropriately with others. Rather than focusing your energy on teaching your toddler what not to do, focus instead on teaching what to do on a daily basis through play, teaching and pro-social children's television programs.