How to Prevent Toddler Tantrums
Preventing toddler tantrums can be hard. But, what if I told you there was an easier way!
It takes time and consistency, but it is possible to go from the “terrible twos” to the terrific twos.
Firstly, we as parents must ensure that we are setting a great example for our toddler. We may think that our toddler is too young to be able to learn from us but that is far from the truth.
Ensuring that we remain cool, calm, and collected when interacting with our toddlers can establish power over our emotions and can help the toddlers do the same.
It is all about understanding…
Many toddler temper tantrums are because we do not understand whats going on.
When we involve our toddler in basic decision-making exercises it will lessen the feelings of not being understood.
For instance, when we ask our toddler if he or she would rather play with the toy truck or the toy boat when playtime begins, it opens up discussion which allows our toddler to express themselves.
Like adults, toddlers do not generally cope well with change. Many toddler temper tantrums are the result of dramatic, immediate change.
A simple warning can be enough to prevent the tantrum. For example, before leaving a relative’s home, give your toddler a warning. Tell him that it will be time to leave in 5 minutes, at which time it will be expected that he says goodbye.
For the serious parents that want to understand their toddler tantrums.
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Remain consistent in as many activities, habits, and routines as possible.
Establishing a regular eating and sleeping routine can prevent many toddler tantrums. Consistency is your friend in the realm of parenting, especially when you are dealing with toddlers.
It will very likely be difficult to stay calm when your toddler is having a tantrum but do not become hysterical when it occurs. Tantrums are simply part of being a toddler. Staying calm will lessen the length and severity of the tantrums that do occur.