WAYS TO TAME TODDLER TANTRUMS
Some kids may have tantrums often, and others have them rarely. Tantrums are a
normal part of child development. They’re how young children show that they’re
upset or frustrated. Tantrums are common during the second year of life when
language skills are starting to develop. Because toddlers can’t yet say what they
want, feel, or need, a frustrating experience may cause a tantrum. As language
skills improve, tantrums tend to decrease. To help yourself and your child avoid
such tantrums start by thinking about what they want. Tantrums may happen when kids
are tired, hungry, or uncomfortable depending upon the situation they are in.
They need to be taught what to do and what not to. There are times when losing
their temper while their children show tantrums. Remember getting angry won’t
make the situation fine. That will only make things worse adding to it that your child
may feel scared of you and stop hiding things because they are taught to be
scared of their parents from the very beginning. Ensure that you are always there
for your kid. Now your child doesn’t feel they have to keep shouting and kicking
to communicate the intensity of her emotions to you.
Prioritize your own self-regulation. What matters even more than the specific
strategies you use is how you monitor, regulate, and react to emotions.
Remember your child is watching you and he will develop habits and react the
same way as you do in your situations in his initial stage of growing up. If you are
a very angry person by nature, there is a probability that your child will be of the
same nature as yours. Distract your child. Take advantage of your little one’s short
attention span by offering something else in place of what they can’t have. Start a
new activity to replace the frustrating or forbidden one. Or simply change the
environment. Take your toddler outside or inside or move to a different room.