What Causes Crying Tantrums In Toddlers & How To Handle It

Constant crying by toddlers can make life uncomfortable for most parents. It is important to note that like every experience you have had with your child this too shall pass. Toddlers’ constant crying or Toddler bedtime crying or Toddler crying at night is part of toddler’s tantrums that must be dealt with to help the child grow emotionally. Most of the time children cry for attention, food or to indicate the time to change a diaper. These are common rules to understand the underlying causes that trigger a child to cry. Handling toddler tantrums or toddlers constant...


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...crying can be a difficult situation for most parents when alone or when in the midst of others. It therefore becomes important to understand and resolve all the issues that the child may have to avoid any kind of discomfort to the child.

Reasons for Toddler Crying Tantrums

Understanding your child’s temperament is an important part of bringing up your child. It is important to note the intensity of the tantrum or crying spells as well as the regularity of the same. Most children between the age group of one to three years give their parents ample experience in temper tantrums. Parents must acknowledge the fact that it is a part of normal development for the child and does not indicate anything negative about the child’s emotional development. Constant crying is a simple language the child employs to get across some message to you. Though parents have to listen and experience breath holding spasms, supersonic air piercing screams to gradually pacify the child. The key twist in the tale here is that when the toddler begins using a language he decreases the use of temper tantrums as a medium of communication. As toddlers begin to speak and understand what you mean such incidences take a drastic downturn.

Handling Toddler Crying Tantrums

Incase of breath holding spasms and constant crying sessions, parents are always advised to avoid the possibility of any triggers that may cause tamper tantrums. Undue fussing during a temper tantrum spell is not the most advisable way to deal with the situation. Power struggles between the child and you can also lead to tantrums and sessions of constant crying. Try to give the child control over small things and choices to give the child an idea that he or she is involved in every decision. Always reward your child for positive behavior. If the toddler understands that his/her parents are happy under certain circumstances they would like to retain a similar approach. Know your child’s limits in terms of hunger and physical stress and avoid stressing the child in such situations which may cause temper tantrums.

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