Handling Toddler Temper Tantrums

Toddler anger issues and temper tantrums are a common problem with every young child. Dealing with such anger issues and tantrums in the most intelligent manner can be tricky at times. Toddlers also choose the most unlikely places or situations to throw a tantrum making it difficult for most parents to adjust to a sudden change in behavior. The toddlers temper tantrums usually put parents in great emotional distress. Finding the right solution to deal with sudden outbursts can be a harrowing task for any parent. It is equally important to ensure that such temper tantrums are not repeated and parents are not coerced into giving in to the child’s wishes.

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Handling Toddler Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums of a strong willed toddler can be avoided by keeping certain things in mind:

  • Observe the reasoning behind such aggressive behavior.
  • A child can become more aggressive or angry due to tiredness, hunger or thirst. So watch out for such signs and ensure that the child is well fed and gets adequate sleep.
  • Always keep your temper to yourself and be very calm and affectionate with the child. A calm and composed environment helps the child inculcate the same within him.

A very important factor in handling toddler temper tantrums is harboring the self esteem of the child. Punishing, restraining and scolding the child for temper tantrums can greatly affect the self esteem of the toddler. The toddler can feel ashamed or feel ashamed about his bouts of anger. Reassurance and comfort are the most important feelings a toddler requires to grow into an emotionally healthy individual. Parents must deal with emotional outburst together and ensure you deal with every situation in a calm and composed manner. Parents must believe in the fact that providing support, love and attention to your child will help the child deal with his anger in the best way rather than trying to hurt him for any hurt caused to the parent.

Dealing with Toddler Temper Tantrums

Parents must also understand that expressing anger is not wrong. For toddler’s, anger is a simple yet effective mechanism to show you how they feel. Their emotional distress may be caused due to a wide variety of reasons ranging from hunger, lack of attention or wanting to explore. Channelizing the destructive energy into creative energy is not an exhausting process but a smart move to restore peace. Some key factors that can help deal with temper tantrums are:

  • Communicating with the child
  •  Being consistent in your opinion of things, places and choices
  • Being consistent in your behavior with the child
  • Accepting the choices of the child and finding mutual grounds of consent
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