So you’re in a shopping mall scouring for some items when suddenly your two year old points at a toy nudging you to buy it, and his requests are met with a firm no. What’s next, your toddler starts wailing which doesnt seem to end. His face is now an angry purple red with fists pounding on you as his shrieks startle everyone around. Other shoppers stop to watch a spectacle unfold as you desperately walk your way out.
Seems a bit too familiar? Almost all parents have gone through this, although temper tantrums vary between children e.g. kicking, stomping, wailing, shrieking, etc. Temper tantrums are a natural phenomenon seen in young children, especially between the ages of 2 and 4 years. Remember that tantrums are not a way to gain dominance over parents becausetoddlers between 2-4 years are not fully capable of expressing their own emotions or manipulating them. They tend to throw a tantrum only when they are emotionally upset and know no other way to express it. Crying, hitting, throwing objects, and kicking are all common temper tantrums used by children to express their emotional distress. Though they are common, it can be very upsetting for parents when they become a regular sight.
Toddler temper tantrums are a way to express their frustration and anger. Children show them in the following cases:
Sometimes, it is wiser to avoid a tantrum before it even starts. Certain tips can help to avoid extreme temper tantrums in 2 year olds.
Disclaimer: The information in the article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor.
Also read: Toddler Tantrums In 1 Year Old