When you are with your toddler or little baby you are always filled with delight thinking about your blessing. However, it is not always the case that your little one will listen to you in an instant. Many times the child throws tantrums to get his or her ways. Often parents feel powerless to control them. The children react in a similar while throwing tantrums like crying, rolling on the floor, yelling etc. If you want to avoid these tantrums then it is important that you learn to deal with them. This will show the child that you are not wrapped around his or finger and install discipline in the child.
Respond to yelling in a soft voice
The children have a habit of being loud and yelling to make their demands fulfilled. When they do that you have to respond to them in a soft voice. This will show them that you are not losing control. Soon, the child too will calm down.
Even though it can be overwhelming for you to face your child’s tantrum. Even then you have to stay calm, don’t show the child that you are affected by his and her actions.
Find out the cause
Sometimes a tantrum is a result of some greater issue. So, it is better that you get to know the cause of the tantrum. Then you can have an open conversation with your child about the problem and possible solution.
When your child is throwing tantrums, then it is important that you distract him or her. Start a random activity, sing or play with him or her. Do some activity he or she likes.
Don’t give in
It is easy to give to the child’s demand and relax. However, this leads to an unhealthy habit and indiscipline. The child feels that throwing tantrums is the best way to get anything as needed. This is wrong for the parent-child bond.
(Also read: How to connect emotionally with your baby)