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Tantrums are actually a normal part of a child's growth, right? But, unfortunately, tantrums often do not know the place and situation so that it makes parents stressed. Come on, find out how to deal with child tantrums properly
Coping with child tantrums can be tricky. However, tantrums can not be separated as part of the growth and development of children aged 2 years. Tantrums are expressions of frustration or anger, such as loud crying, throwing things, or hitting, that a child expresses when he is facing a problem. Usually, children will become more prone to tantrums when they are hungry, tired, sleepy, or thirsty.
Tantrums generally occur because children have not been able to find the right vocabulary to express their feelings. That is why, this condition often occurs in children aged 1-4 years, when they are still learning to communicate properly. At this stage, parenting styles are also very influential on tantrum reactions in children.
How to Overcome Child Tantrums so that it Doesn't Last
Fulfilling his wish to keep him quiet is a way to deal with a child with a tantrum that is not appropriate. This will only make him more angry every time his wishes are not fulfilled.
Basically, overcoming a child with a tantrum requires calm. Mother does not need to always grant all the wishes of the Little One. It's okay to be a little more assertive every now and then. In fact, ignoring it for a moment can be a way to deal with a child's tantrum, you know.
In order for mothers to better understand how to deal with child tantrums, consider the following description:
Calm your heart and mind
Getting angry at a child who is having a tantrum will not solve the problem. Calmly and firmly, tell your little one that being angry is unacceptable.
Do not immediately obey the child's wishes
If you know that your little one has a tantrum to get your attention so that his wishes are fulfilled, don't give up. Hold him while saying that Mother loves him, but will not comply with his wishes. For example, when your little one has a tantrum and whines for a gadget, you can distract him in other ways.
If this doesn't work, you can stop responding to his cries and screams. Take it easy, bud. Ignore the stares of those around you who may feel disturbed. Over time, your little one will realize that the screaming won't work and will stop.
Give time and wait until the child calms down
If a tantrum occurs at home, you can give your little one 1-2 minutes to calm down by leaving him alone without doing what he wants. Ask him to sit on a chair until he calms down.
When his anger subsides, you can talk to him to convey that his behavior is unacceptable and explain why he was asked to sit in that chair.
Likewise if tantrums occur outside the house. If possible, don't pay attention to the attitude. If the tantrums shown are quite dangerous, for example throwing things, you should take your little one to a more closed location to calm him down.
Tantrums will generally subside on their own as the child's ability to express feelings and self-control develops. With good parenting techniques in shaping a child's positive character, it will become easier to communicate and work together.
If the tantrum doesn't get better, repeats too often, endangers the child, and makes the mother overwhelmed or out of control when handling it, you should immediately check the Little One with a child psychologist to get the right treatment.
In some cases, tantrums in children can occur because they have certain conditions, such as visual impairment, hearing loss, speech impairment, chronic illness, or mental he alth disorders, such as autism or ADHD.