Almost Everything You Know About Toddler Temper Tantrums Is Wrong!
By lk4rt • December 11, 2017 • 15 month old baby temper tantrums
Preventing Toddler Temper Tantrums – What You Need To Know
Just about every parent incessantly dreads “the terrible twos” – that infamous period of time where a toddler is known to go on a rampage sometime around the age of two. Although it may not seem possible, excessive toddler temper tantrums can be circumvented. The process to accomplish this takes a great deal of consistency and patience, however transforming the terrible twos into the terrific twos is not only possible but highly feasible.
First off, you must make sure that you are setting an exemplary example for your toddler. Some parents think that a toddler is too young to be able to learn anything from watching you, but this simply is not true. There is much that your toddler can and will learn just from observing your day to day actions and behaviors. Whenever you are interacting with your toddler, be sure to always remain calm and in complete control of your emotions.
Staying in control means avoiding being out of control
Experiencing a feeling of being out of control usually is the origin of most toddler temper tantrums. One of the best ways to help your toddler learn self control is to actively involve your toddler in basic decision making.
For example, when it is time for playtime, you can ask your toddler if he / she would rather play with the toy truck or the toy boat. Allowing your toddler to participate in making these kind of decisions will help to decrease your toddler’s sense of loss of control. Many parents are not even aware that their toddler is experiencing these feelings which is why it is important to take action before an invisible situation becomes a tangible problem.
Small warnings for changes in routine go a long way
Like many adults, toddlers do not generally welcome a change in their routine. Dramatic, immediate changes in a toddlers life can easily lead to unexpected and unwelcome toddler temper tantrums. Giving a simple warning ahead of a routine change can usually ward off a temper tantrum for a toddler. For example, suddenly having to leave the home of a favorite relative can be somewhat traumatic for a toddler. An easy way to get your toddler ready for leaving is to warn them ahead of time that your family will be leaving the relative’s home. The most common warning is a 5 minute warning. This helps the toddler to emotionally prepare for having to leave and prepares them for saying goodbye when it is truly time to leave.
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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.