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10 Ways to Deal with Child's Tantrums

Child’s tantrums make it very difficult for parents to stay calm. However, losing temper might make things all the more difficult to handle. Read on to learn about 10 ways to deal with child’s tantrums.

There are times when it becomes difficult to handle angry outbursts of kids. You must have found it difficult to keep cool many a times when your child threw anger tantrums. Even though it is a fact of childhood, meltdowns make things worse.

If your child throws tantrums and you find it difficult to handle, just keep in mind that your child has not yet learned to cope with skills. Children tend to lose their control very easily and quickly as well. Some children find tantrums a way to convey their needs because they lack proper language skills to do that.

Most child psychologists are of the opinion that often children throw tantrums not only because they are naughty or manipulative. In fact, the screaming shows the signs of frustration and anger. So, finding out what is bothering your child and looking for a solution to it while staying calm and patient will make things easier and effective. Here are some tips to help you deal with temper tantrums of children.

Tips to Deal with Child’s Tantrums

Here are some tips for dealing with your child’s tantrums.

1. Ignore the Child

This is one of the most effective and works fascinatingly well. Remember that during a tantrum the child is completely out of her mind and her emotions have taken over her brain that makes decision. So, do not do anything to make things better because no matter what you try, it is going to make it worse. You can talk to your child once she chills out.

2. Find the Reason

Finding out the reason why your child is throwing tantrum will help you find the solution faster. If you are unable to understand the tantrum, hold your child and make her look into your eyes and then ask her what was wrong. Make sure you stay calm and make your child realise that she is heard.

3. Try a Time-Out

If your child is more than two, you can make use of this technique. Give your child a chair and ask her to sit there for a specific period of time. If she is listening to you, ask her to sit and breathe deeply.

4. Give Your Child Some Space

Sometimes children throw tantrums simply and if the reason is silly, you can let your child get her anger out. Often children get their anger out, regain self control and pull themselves together after this kind of session.

5. Divert the Attention of the Child

This is an amazing trick to handle child’s tantrums. You can engage your kid in something that she is interested in. Sometimes distractions can even prevent child from throwing major tantrums. 

6. Keep Yourself Cool

When you feel like spanking, take a deep breath and look into what you want your child to learn. Always keep in mind that way of disciplining varies from child to child and it also depends on the age of the child.

7. Hug Your Child

Next time your child throws tantrum, give her a tight hug. This will help her settle down in no time. If your hug is a big and genuine one, you do not even need to say a word to calm your child down.

8. Give Her an Ultimatum

If your child is not ready to listen, you should wait for some time and give her an ultimatum. You can cancel an outing or anything in which your child is interested in and then let her settle down and behave.

9. Keep Your Child Busy

Engaging your child in tasks that are of her interest will help her stay happy and contented. When she will have no time, she will not throw a fit.

10. Change the Location

Sometimes changing the location helps calm down a child. Getting kid away from the site might help distracting her from the reason due to which she is throwing tantrums.

As a parent you might find that dealing with tantrums is the most frustrating and stressful thing. However, staying calm and finding out the reason that is bothering your child will help you handle the situation successfully and faster than you expected.

When your child throws fit, you should always be empathetic, but firm. Give your child a calm explanation and never back down if your child does not calm down immediately. One of the most important points that you should keep in mind is not to lose your temper. Model your behaviour so that your child knows exactly what kind of behaviour is acceptable even when she grows old. To avoid tantrums, you should help your child feel loved no matter what.

Why do children throw tantrums? Is it alright to yell or spank children if they start throwing tantrums? How to handle a child if he or she starts throwing tantrums in public? Discuss here.

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Deepali.3 years ago
I like point no 7.. It actually works like wonder.. :)
Preeti.3 years ago
Dealing with tantrums is a part and parcel of parenting
Mariam.3 years ago
Nice article...I always avoid yelling but sometimes I am not able to control my self
Kaumi.3 years ago
I am not able to keep my cool when my child starts throwing tantrums
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