What you know about toddler temper tantrums is wrong!
By steve1000smith • January 30, 2018 • Uncategorized
How to Prevent Toddler Temper Tantrums
Every parent despises the terrible twos, the two years of having a toddler on a rampage that just happens to start at the age of two. However, the toddler temper tantrums can be avoided. It takes a great deal of patience and consistency, but it is possible to transform the terrible twos into the terrific twos. Firstly, you must ensure that you are setting an excellent example for your toddler. You may think that your toddler is too young to be able to learn from you, but nothing could be further from the truth. Ensure that you are remaining cool, calm, and collected when interacting with your toddler.
It is all about control…
Many toddler temper tantrums spawn from the toddler feeling out of control. Involve your toddler in basic decision making. For instance, ask your toddler if he/she would rather play with the toy truck or the toy boat when playtime begins. Involving your toddler in these decisions will lessen the feelings of not being in control that your toddler may be experiencing.
Like adults, toddlers do not generally cope well with change. Many toddler temper tantrums are the result of dramatic, immediate change. A simple warning can be enough to prevent the tantrum. For example, before leaving a relative’s home, give your toddler a warning. Tell him/her that it will be time to leave in 5 minutes, at which time it will be expected that he say goodbye.
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Remain consistent in as many activities, habits, and routines as you possibly can. Establishing a regular eating and sleeping routine can prevent many toddler temper tantrums, since it is usually tired, hungry, and cranky toddlers that have the most tantrums. Consistency is your friend in the realm of parenting, especially when you are dealing with toddlers.
It will very likely be difficult to stay calm when your toddler is having a tantrum, but do not become hysterical when it occurs. Many tantrums can be avoided, but unfortunately, tantrums are simply part of being a toddler in some cases. Staying calm will lessen the length and severity of the tantrums that do occur.