5 ways to deal with kids’ temper tantrums!

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5 ways to deal with kids’ temper tantrums!

Kids and Tantrums go together; that’s what most parents will agree to! Rare is a child who hasn’t screamed or howled to get things done his or her way. However, the intensity of screaming varies! But, without a doubt, all kids in age group of 2 to 4 years throw temper tantrums. As a parent, you must be getting worried and a bad headache as well seeing such tantrum from your little one on daily basis. You must have been told that tantrums reduce after the age of 3; but doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do anything to deal with it and accept such temperamental behaviour as normal. Here are top 5 ways to deal with kids’ tantrums, the list compiled by leading child psychologist associated with Globe Tot’ers: A Birla Preschool Mohali –
  1. Prevent the situations triggering tantrum – The best way to deal with a kids’ tantrum is to prevent it. Do not put your little one in a situation where he or she has already reacted strongly. If your toddler doesn’t like going to market, avoid taking him or her out.
  2. Address the situation if you cannot prevent it – Sometimes, the tantrum becomes inevitable. Like most of the children throw a tantrum when they start their kindergarten. It is okay for a child to act little temperamental initially but there has to be some reason if the child continues to throw tantrum every morning you make him or her ready for the kindergarten! That’s why it is important to select a school that focuses on your child and handles him with care.
  3. Find the reason, ignore the emotion – Explore the reasons why a child reacts so intensely in a given situation. For example, a child may start screaming or hitting elders in late evening time. This could be because of hunger pangs or sleepiness. Do not pay attention to his emotion; rather as a parent you can investigate about the reason.
  4. Reward their good behaviour – Make a child understand the difference between good and bad behaviour. When he behaves well in the supermarket while you go grocery shopping, buy him a candy or chocolate or any small toy.
  5. Strictness doesn’t mean spanking – Most of the parents resort to spanking their child whenever the tantrums cross the line. Your physical reaction to their physical outrage would worsen the situation; you can try different ways like withdraw their toys, cut down their TV time or simply show them what all can go wrong when they choose to behave irresponsibly.

The best way, however, is to divert their energy on to more wonderful and creative things. And that’s what we do at Globe Tot’ers!