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How To Handle Toddler Tantrums


How to deal with toddler tantrums? Well, it is not so easy to handle kids. In fact, if your kid is sensitive then you may experience more tantrums.

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Remember the fact that tantrums are nothing but a way of communicating displeasure. When your kid is not so pleased with a particular situation or an act of yours, he or she may start behaving in a particular way to convey the displeasure.

Some children revolt a lot by screaming , crying or even vomiting. All these actions must be carefully observed by the parent.

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Instead of being angry at such kids, it is important to deal with them in a careful way. You don't need to lose sleep when you start seeing your kid behaving in such a way as that phase will surely pass and your kid may behave properly once he grows up.

Now, let us discuss how to handle toddler tantrums.

Tips On How To Deal With Toddler Tantrums

Find The Reason

When your toddler starts to throw tantrums, your first move must be finding out what prompted him or her to do that. When you know the reason behind such actions, you can have a plan of action when you see your kid do that the next time.

Find The Purpose

Children generally have various purposes behind their tantrums. Sometimes, they throw a tantrum only to vent out their frustration whereas in other times, they do so to manipulate the parent. When your child is frustrated, it is better to offer some support as a parent so that the kid feels emotionally secure. But if it is a manipulative tantrum, then it is time to teach your kid not to repeat such acts. Generally, toddler tantrums at bedtime tend to be manipulative in nature.


Children should be taught about a sophisticated way to express their frustration. The moment you catch your child yelling, tap his or her shoulder and say that yelling is not allowed. Encourage kids to be open about their opinions without yelling or screaming.

Control Your Anger

If your kids' tantrums make you go mad then as a parent, you must first work on your emotions before you teach your kids about being composed. Never get caught losing your temper in front of your kids as they might think that it is okay to lose temper.

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Story first published: Monday, April 27, 2015, 13:06 [IST]
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