The toddler tantrum need not cause a fear in you. It is a worry to all the parents when their child reaches the toddler stages from being a baby as meeting their need becomes very difficult as they start demanding independence.
This sign of their growing up can be handled well by keeping these tips in mind. Reasons causing toddler tantrums: The first and foremost reason for this tantrum is that they want to do something but they are not able to do. This inability gets them frustrated.
Being hungry or sleepy can also make them mad. They like being the ‘Boss’ and getting a lot of attention and this can be even when the attention obtained is in a negative way. Another very big reason is when they are given ‘no’ as an answer to something.
How to avoid this:
To avoid this, parents must be perfect role models and behave the way they expect their child to be, like avoiding foul language and getting wild. This will keep them away from negative behavior. To develop their good behavior, even the smallest good thing done by them has to be appreciated.
The toddler should be made to take part in making decisions in small things at least like in choosing their favorite pants and eatables. Places and situations which might lead to a tantrum being caused have to be kept away from the toddler completely.
Dealing with toddler tantrums:
When a toddler tantrum occurs, handling them is quite hard but, you have to relax. So, remember a toddler likes attention even if it is a negative one. So, use this treatment rightly. Another important thing to be kept in mind by parents is that they should not give in for the tantrums and give them what they want.
It will make them spoilt brats. It is important to let them know that tantrum is not going to give them what they want. Ignoring their tantrums can also put an end to it as they will end up sleeping after sometime. Diverting their attention to other things can also be of great help like talking to a person they like or taking them out.