The following ways for dealing with tantrums are suitable for children who are very young or for those children, who do not throw tantrums very regularly or very rigorously. Take out stress as drained out, famished and over-stimulated children are known to throw tantrums. Know the feelings of your child. If you feel tantrum brewing within him, go forward and try to distract him to other activities.
Recognize tantrum triggers. Particular situations like shopping, visiting someone or during mealtimes might make the child throw temper tantrums. In order to tackle this, you should try to make such events easier for him. For instance, you can manipulate the situation so that your child does not get tired, has his breakfast by the time you go or does not have to behave for very long. When he throws tantrums, remain calm or at least, pretend being calm. Your anger can worsen a situation and it would become a hard time for you and him too. If you do need to speak, retain the calmness in your voice and tone and act slowly and wisely.
Wait till he stops throwing tantrums. Neglect his behavior till he stops it. If the temper tantrum is at a high, it would be very late to reason and to distract him. The child would not be in a mood for listening. The child might get a wrong impression that his tantrums would get all of your attention and involvement. Ensure that there is no pay-off involved for the tantrum. If the child is throwing tantrums because he does not want to do a particular thing, just insist him gently asking him to do it for his own good. If he creates tantrums to fulfill his materialistic desire, do not give in to his demands.
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