November 30, 2011

How to Stop Child's Temper Tantrums in 4 Fastest Ways


How to Stop Child's Temper Tantrums
What measures should parents do to stop child’s temper tantrums? Why do little children do these annoying and embarrassing tantrums?  Why can’t they wait, stop or behave well?

This is always the scene: You’re in a hurry and just about to pay your grocery items, then your child starts to ask for a chocolate bar. With your firm ‘No’ answer he still insists many times until he loses his tantrum. He cries out loud and starts to stomp his feet publicly and you can't stop him.  Confronted with temper tantrums is one of the most irksome scenarios commonly experienced by parents.

Just like children, adults also have moments of emotional outbursts once in a while.  Remember the time you’re totally maddened because your printer was down and you had to complete badly your task? You have thrown papers, screamed and acted with anger beyond control. Basically, we call it the “adult tantrum.” The great temper of the child in the grocery store is much like similar with the strong emotions you experienced—frustrations! Children become angry also; they are just like us. And it’s truly difficult to stop child’s temper tantrums directly. 
Temper tantrums basically are the children’s fastest ways of expressing any obstruction with the things happening around them. This is hard to accept, but kids still lack the self-discipline that breeds success.  They need self-control when dealing with different situations.  The best thing to understand as parents is to control and stop the child’s temper tantrums before they do this to us.

Key tips to help parents stop child’s temper tantrums

1.   Help the kid to have control over the situation. Parents sometimes can’t stop temper tantrum because the child simply wants a bit of “independence.”  Help them by offering some few choices in creating little decisions. Ask what they prefer to eat for breakfast: hotdog or fried egg, milk or chocolate.  Consider giving your kids at least 2 options in making his preference.

2.   Find immediate ways to divert their attention.  Common children have very limited attention spans. They swiftly change their concentration almost every minute. Take advantage of this opportunity to stop your child’s temper tantrums.  Show your kid his new toy or attractive book and gently talk to him. If you plan to go outdoors, bring pieces of stuff to distract his temper tantrums just in case he starts to scream.   

3.   Make it very quick.  Children by nature easily get bored and tired so they resort to temper tantrums.  No level of distraction can fight off tantrums once they lost control.  Be conscious enough about the warning signs your child is displaying like complaining, little crying, and reasoning.  They are red flags showing that something not good is about to happen.  So get some alerts from these signs to stop the coming bad behavior.

4.   Lack of love and attention.  Finally, remember that children always seek for your attention.  So you can stop child’s temper tantrums simply by giving quality time and care. Children are very smart; they know that unhelpful attention (like being reprimanded) is much better than not getting attention at all. Be generous in giving appreciation and rewards to your children.  Always plan to do things together every day, even for a few minutes.  Complete a puzzle with him, narrate a short story, work together, play with him, and so on. The reward is amazing—you could stop the child’s temper tantrums and he begins to behave positively.  He would try his best to stop his outburst of emotions.

Temper tantrums always come and go to children’s lives as well as to ours. Your responsibility as parents is to let them realize that bad behaviors are not suitable—in public and in homes.  Loving parents can help stop their child’s temper tantrums by making rules, setting limitations, and modelling for good behavior.

We hope the above tips can help you resolve and stop some of the recurring issues between you and your child. Understand that to totally stop a child’s temper tantrums is not easy, but you can make a place where both of you can effectively handle it together—successfully! 

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How to Stop Child's Temper Tantrums in 4 Fastest Ways  is  a post on  Modern Parenting Tips & Styles

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