Every parent knows that it’s not easy to deal with a meltdown, especially in public.
Toddler tantrums often mean crying, screaming, possibly kicking and more. It can be hard when you’re trying to complete your grocery shopping and your adorable munchkin decides that he or she is not in the mood to cooperate. As the parent, it is important to make sure that you don’t lose control of the situation. Try not to show your frustration even if the situation is starting to get difficult.
Looking for ways to calm down your child? Here are our ideas:
More often than not, a child throws a tantrum when he didn’t get what he wants. If you easily give in to what he wants after he shouts a little, you can be 100% sure that your child will repeat the behavior the next time he or she wants something. No matter how tempting it may be, try not to give in. Send the message that bad behavior will not be rewarded.
Try to figure out what caused your child’s meltdown in the first place. You will be able to control the situation better if you know what’s going on. With a child, it’s really hard to predict the root of the problem. It can be something as simple as hearing a song or wanting a new toy. Talk to your child and try to understand what is causing the problem. Keep in mind that you are talking to a child so don’t try to reason with an adult’s logic.
The louder your child’s voice, the softer yours should be. It is important to stay calm to make your child feel like you are still in control. Don’t take his actions as a personal attack on you. Remember that a child is still learning how to handle his or her emotions. Don’t make the situation any harder than it already it.
Providing something that will keep your child distracted is a good tactic that can tame a tantrum. If your timing is right, it can even help prevent a big meltdown. Try to pack some of our child’s favorite toys wherever you go, so you always have a “weapon” that you can bring out the moment you child starts to lose control of his or her emotions. Also, it helps to bre creative, resourceful, and animated. If you don’t have a toy with you, just improvise and find something that will spark the interest of your child.
After your child has calmed down, it is best to try and discuss what happened. This can be very good for your child’s emotional health. Don’t dwell on the negative behavior. Instead, try to help your child understand what happened. As always, assure your child of your love. Make him or her feel secure that you are always trying your best to understand. Don’t ever make your child feel unloved because of something minor and petty.
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