Its been 45 minutes of constant kicking and screaming. Your angry, frustrated, and about 5 minutes away from your own meltdown. You’ve handled your fair share of temper tantrums, but this time takes the cake.
Why? Because you told your two and half year old that if she sticks her fork down her pants at the dinner table one more time, you are going to take it away. (I wish I was making this up…)
Could this temper tantrum have been prevented? Maybe. But the fact that Little A decided to skip her afternoon nap made things about 10 times worse.
In order to understand how to prevent temper tantrums, you must first learn why kid throw temper tantrums… Young Grasshopper.
Most Common Reasons Why Kids Tantrum
- Lack of attention
- Hearing the word “no”
Once you’ve figured out the why, preventing temper tantrums becomes much easier.
- Are your kids out of routine today?
- Late meals?
- Skipped naps?
- Is there another child annoying the crap out of yours?
- Has your attention been elsewhere for far too long?
Ask yourself these questions and plan ahead. Pack snacks, avoid unusually late meals. Don’t skip naps whenever possible. Take notice of potential feuds between siblings and friends like that one toy that no one ever plays with yet today everyone is willing to fight to the death for it! Of course you all want the blue truck, the other cars are just pieces of junk, right?
Stick to a consistent routine. This is by far the biggest tip of all. Everything runs smoother when your kids know what to expect. And you’ll soon find your little rebels will be a little less rebellious.
Whats your secret weapon against tempter tantrums?
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