Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Handle Toddler Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums - all toddlers go through this stage.  It is just a part of growing up. As toddlers cannot express themselves fully it is acted out in their behavior - otherwise known as "Temper tantrums" .

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Even though they are expected, you can still take steps to try to make them less painful for you and your child:
  • Try to  figure out the triggers, what will set them off?
  • Once a tantrum starts, it is often hard to stop ( a little like a train!)
  • Stand your ground - Once you give into your child, they have taken control.
  • Make sure your child is safe.
  • Teach alternatives - Encourage him/her  to find a more effective way of responding.
  • Respond immediately - don't wait for repeated behaviors to occur. 
  • Reward good behavior (positive reinforcement)
  • Provide an opportunity to let off steam - outside playtime is ideal.
  • Seek help from professionals - don't be afraid to ask.

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