Dealing with temper tantrums, like death and taxes, is one of the parental life constants. And sometimes we're at our wit's end. Here's the ultimate guide to stopping temper tantrums at every age, which will hopefully give you some new ideas to try on the rampaging toddlers!
Best Tricks to Solve Toddler Tantrums
You will need to be very good at problem solving if you want to handle your toddler's tantrums well. You will have to resist the urge to shout at your child in many situations but you need to realize that shouting will never help. You have to understand them in order to solve the issue and manage such situations.
There are a few good tricks and tips that can be made use of in these situations. Some of these tricks and techniques are mentioned here.
When Your Child Has Many Tantrums - Questions to Ask Yourself
Today, I am providing a list of some the questions I ask parents when they come see me in my psychotherapy practice for help with multiple tantrums over many days. As you read these questions, pay attention to which ones "resonate" — draws an emotional reaction or makes you pause and really start thinking.
33 Phrases to Use With Toddlers
Here are some parenting phrases that can help increase a toddler’s cooperation and reduce tantrums. The delivery of these lines usually goes better with a smile or goofy face.
Children this age are often more aggressive and frustrated than they were as toddlers, so being aware of this and meeting their challenging behaviour with strategies and patience are very helpful for all involved.
Temper Tamer: How to Make & Use a Calm-Down Jar
While reading Jamie Glowacki’s book Oh Crap! Potty Training, I came across the term “Calm-Down Jar” for the first time. It seemed like a great idea so I tried it out on my young family. It has worked quite well so far! You can use the gathering of the items to create the jar and making the jar itself as quality attachment tank filling time.
Preventing Tantrum Escalation
Even if you have filled your child's attachment tank and have made sure to avoid situations that might compromise your child (hungry, tired, over-stimulated, overwhelmed), tantrums happen. This is normal. Here are suggestions to try preventing tantrums from escalating while protecting the secure attachment you have built with your child.