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Have you ever been awed by the behavior of a child thinking what is wrong with them? Yes, you are right. I am talking about Tantrums. Today, I aim to talk about Tantrums and how to deal with it. So let’s start.
Firstly. Tantrum is an uncontrolled emotional outburst of frustration and anger. One never knows when it is coming. But when it does come, as a parent you should be prepared for it.
As a parent, we are mostly aware of the behaviors of our children and know of strategies to handle them. Even if we are unaware of the changing tantrums, it is never too late to study age-related material.
Secondly, there is always a pattern that follows a Tantrum. You, my friend have to keep a trace of the events that follow before a tantrum. If you can decipher the events, you will be in a more easy position to handle a tantrum.
Mostly tantrums are the result of being very hungry or upset or even attention not being given properly.
Thirdly, as a parent, you need to pacify the children when they are showing tantrums. Imagine they are angry and you want to help them in being calm. Soothe them with a hug. It will not only calm them down but will also bring them into the state of talking.
Fourthly, be calm when you witness a tantrum. We lose half our fights if we are angry ourselves. If you want a win-win scenario, remain calm, and be open to listening to all types of arguments and backfire.
At times, it’s a give and takes scenario. So you need to decide at the spur of the moment what role you need to take strategically.
Fifthly, being a parent you have to bring the children to your terms without compromising what you want for them. If they are successful in molding you, then you are in for trouble times.
Always play good cop, bad cop with them. And you know who they will come to in time of distress.
And Lastly, if tantrums are beyond your control, you can always consult a family therapist or counselor, or pediatrician.
In the end, I would like to say that tantrums are a sign of normal human behavior. We all have it at some phase of our lives. As parents, we need to be equipped and enlightened with it when the time comes.
Think about it. Until next time, stay safe and Healthy.