Essential Tips To Deal With Your Child's Temper Tantrums
As parents, we want to raise our children to be happy and well adjusted human beings. When it comes to temper tantrums, it can be hard to deal with, and sometimes even the best of us can lose our temper and feel defeated.
No matter how good your child can be, all kids have temper tantrums. Here are some essential tips that can help you when it comes to dealing with your child's temper tantrum.
- One of the essential tips is NOT rewarding the tantrum; by rewarding the tantrum, you are giving your child the okay to behave this way, and the tantrums will increase.
- Be a role model of calm behavior when you are frustrated, even if you need to do something to calm yourself down.
- Don't let the issue intensify by not trying to control the tantrum; it is essential to wait it out.
- Give the child choices to think about by making clear rules for expectations and consequences to make the child accountable for their behavior.
- Always follow-through with your words.
- Don't argue (perhaps say "I love you too much to argue").
- Once your child has calmed down, talk to them about their feelings and discuss solutions to the problem.
- Tell your child you love them no matter what and try to keep your language warm and direct.
- Don't worry about what others think. Every parent has gone through a child's temper tantrum. Don't be surprised how many people understand what you are going through.
- Always reward good behavior; this allows your child to understand that good behavior will give positive results.