One moment your toddler is happy and playing peacefully and another moment he is shouting and throwing things.
If you know what I’m talking about then this post is undoubtedly for you. Happy Reading!
Why toddler tantrums are good?
Are you worried for your toddler’s tantrums, Below explained that they are actually good for your kids emotional health and well-being.
Acknowledging those emotions and letting her know they are normal and okay can go a long way.
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Reasons Why Toddler Tantrums Are Good-?
Shedding tears helps bring clarity to an emotionally clouded mind of kids. When crying, along with tears all dust particles come out clearing and protecting eyes. Crying triggers off the release of endorphins (feel-good hormones) thus kids feel better.
Tantrums Make Us Stay Connected!
When your kid screams out loudly, in reaction we quickly ask our kids’ what happened. Thus it makes us stay connected by heart every time when our kids scream.
Tantrums actually heal us!
Sometimes whole day we spent in sorting out tantrums of our kids. This makes us busy all the day and indirectly it heals our mental health also i.e. parenting can be a healing path for our own emotional challenges also.
Wiring tot’s Brain-
As you react to them, you actually give them a positive way of dealing situation. These lessons help them in their whole life which tells how to handle stressed situations. Kids brain is undernourishment till the 20s, so reacting to their tantrums you are actually wiring your tot’s brain.
When you consider that every single emotion is relatively new to someone who has only been on this earth a handful of years, you gain a bit of perspective. A tantrum means your little one is experiencing frustration, anger, sadness, fear or any combination of big feelings.
Tantrum Teaches Tots-
A few years ago, I was working over PC and a 7-year-old child was present in the room. He was building a house of cards, every time cards fall and he feltinept. He started his tantrum and only because of this tantrum, within few hours he successfully built a house of cards.
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What Are Toddler Tantrums?
The Hungry Trigger-
This is the situation when your toddler is very hungry and angry too. He will start crying without caring for what is the situation, location and all this. If location will be like a restaurant, parents will feel embarrassed.
The “too much of a good thing” Trigger-
This is a tantrum of your toddler when they, with full enthusiasm involved in playing games, enjoying rides and watching a cartoon. When you ask him to leave they use their tantrum and start crying and lying on the floor.
How Do You Stop a Tantrum-?
Here you would know how to handle tantrums like a boss! So go through carefully
If we can avoid tantrums then you are good. We should always try to find ways to empower my kids to be their own boss. It doesn’t mean to decide everything that we do in our family. So, offer limited choices whenever possible.
For example- If you are leaving playground to offer your kids like, do you want to stay here for 2mins or 3mins?
Ask Instead Of Tell-
Don’t use commands for kids like- Do this, Grab me the, Get that it sounds them like we are ordering them so they start their tantrums. Instead of ordering try asking and it’s is really a game changer. Ask them like- Could you please, it could be a huge favour.
Offer Empathy & Acknowledge Their Feelings-
When you sense it coming on acknowledge their feelings and squash it before it happens. You can see they are really disappointed; see their angry and frustrated then tell them that you noticed just offer them little empathy. Most of the kids want that you should listen to instead of dismissing their feelings like you don’t mean that, you already have one of those.
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How Can I Help My Child Calm Down-?
This is the situation when kids are a little bit too excited; they feel that it was not their fault.
More and More Involvement-
To calm down a hyperactive kid, if we give a relatively normal level of our involvement the child is going to be demanding an increased level of involvement and we are going to become simply frustrated and annoyed at the child and child is going to be frustrated on us. As we give them more involvement try to maintain the positive emotional environment.
When our kids get anxious, so by helping them slow down their breathing it sounds crazy but it really works. You can use this way to make them breathe deeply tell them to inhale superheroes, exhale villains. They really concentrate and do it very well.
We don’t want to give you the wrong impression that their parents want you to ignore your kids feeling, run away from their problems it’s not about that at all. Different ways to do so are- say them to count backward from 10, name five things that are yellow.
What age do babies have temper tantrums-?
A temper tantrum can mean something different depending on your child’s age. There is not an accurate age for temper tantrums. But around 12 to 18 months, parents will start to notice a difference between distressed crying and a temper tantrum. Actually somewhere parents are also responsible for toddler tantrums. For example- When kids start crying for a toy in a mall and after this tantrum, we purchase them a toy, they start acquiring this habit and use when indeed.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”
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