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10 Ways To Stop A Tantrum In Its Tracks
If you’re a parent of little ones, you are sure to experience little tantrums like whining and crying and bigger tantrums such as kicking and screaming. You don’t always know when it’s going to happen or what’s going to trigger it. You do know that dreadful feeling you get when it happens. Well, moms and dads, you have more power than you think to prevent and minimize these outbursts. Keep reading for 10 ways to stop a tantrum in its tracks.
1. Teach Your Child To Handle His Emotions
Photo Credit: Creative Commons/AbdulRahman MohammadYes, this is easier said than done. No, this will not happen overnight. But parents are the best examples toddlers have to learn how to control themselves. We have to have compassion for the fact that they are frequently unable to control their behavior and find ways to teach them that while their feelings are valid, there is an appropriate way to express them.