How To: Deal with a toddler's temper tantrum

Deal with a toddler's temper tantrum

Have a crazy toddler at home? Patience is a key factor when taming an out-of-control toddler. Learn how to deal with a toddler's temper tantrum in the most effective way in this video.

What you will need:
• A calm demeanor
• Empathy
• Patience
• A "time-out" area (optional)

Step 1: Distract the child
Distract the child from whatever's causing the frustration. Draw the child's attention to anything else – a toy, a book, or activity.

Step 2: Stay calm
Remain calm and collected. Show the child you have control of the situation.

Step 3: Talk to the child
Discuss the situation with the child. Show them you understand why they are upset.

Step 4: Remove the child
Remove the child from the scene, whether it's a family gathering, a shopping mall, or grocery store. Pick up the child and physically remove them to a different surrounding.

Step 5: Be consistent
Always be consistent with your actions. Never give in to an unruly child, or your child will soon rule your home.

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1 Comment

All good advice. About talking to the child, it's not always possible in the heat of the moment. When they're having emotional tantrums, their reasoning capability is compromised. In that case, parents should first help them regulate their emotions before any talking or reasoning can take place.

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