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More on dealing with tantrums...

Posted by: Sharmila Rajah, 12-Sep-2009

These following tips have worked when dealing with Ayanna's tantrums. It may just work for you too...

Speaking softly and in a gentle tone shows that you, the parent, are in control. It helps your toddler regain composure.

Refrain from arguing or reasoning during a tantrum. Express empathy.

Try holding your toddler - it quickly dissolves the anger. Holding can turn into a hug as control and composure are regained.

Try distraction- Ayanna is particularly receptive to distraction. And before you know it, everything is peachy again.

Sometimes ignoring a tantrum may be the best solution. However, this is not advisable when you're out. So far Ayanna's not thrown a major tantrum in public. Phew! Can't wait for these tantrums to run their course.

How do you deal with your toddler's tantrums?

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