5 Trade Secrets To Deal With A Toddler’s Temper Tantrum Before It Goes Nuclear

28th May, 2018 – This article contains affiliate links – Written by Jo P

3 kids crying

No-one told me that the terrible 2s started at 18 months and lasted 4 years!

The worst is that you can see the frustration building and then

BAM

Tantrum time.

Pre-empting and communication…

…discovering their triggers (like my impulse buying one) and nipping it in the bud can save you headaches, frustration and grief.

Watching your kids grow and develop is one of the greatest joys of being a parent.

However, as your baby turns into a toddler, there is something that we all wish to: tantrums.

It’s one of the hardest things about having young toddlers, but the most important thing is how we deal with it when it happens.

Here are my six top tips for pacifying the situation:

Don’t shout, speak calmly

If you lose it too, things will escalate and you will lose control of the situation. Remember, you’re the adult dealing with a young child and you need to keep calm.

The more worked up your child becomes, the calmer you need to appear.

(Easier said than done but the old advice – deep breaths & count to ten – has saved me from losing my rag)

As Chris Thompson over at talkingtotoddlers.com says:

“People ACT from their emotions, and they later JUSTIFY their actions with logic. But small kids don’t have the ability to use logic, so they act purely from emotion.”



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