How To Manage Temper Tantrums In Kids?

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How To Manage Temper Tantrums In Kids?

Temper tantrums can be frustrating for parents, but instead of taking it as a disaster if taken as a learning opportunity, it can help children learn a lot.


Why Do Kids Have Tantrums?

Tantrums are a normal part of child development. It ranges from whining to crying and screaming, kicking, and hitting as well. This sort of behavior is more or less equal in girls and boys aged between 1 to 4. Tantrums are usually the way of showing emotions and feeling when children feel upset or frustrated. Sometimes, children throw tantrums when they are tired, hungry, or uncomfortable. Thus, learning to deal with frustration is a skill that children need to know.

Tantrums tend to decrease as children start getting command over their language skills.
Toddlers want independence and control over their environment, which is too much for them to handle. And when they see themselves unable to manage, they lose their power and start throwing tantrums.


How Can Parents Avoid Tantrums?

Dealing with tantrums can be challenging for parents, but if dealt with wisely, it can be easily managed as well as avoided.

  • Give sufficient ‘positive’ attention. Children throw tantrums to catch their parents’ attention. And they do this because parents might not be giving the required attention. Thus, parents can avoid tantrums if they give their children positive attention whenever they do something good.
  • Try to give toddlers some kind of ownership. In general, parents should start giving their toddlers some sort of ownership of their little jobs. For example, children should be given the right to decide where they want to keep their toys, drink orange juice or apple juice, etc. These are little choices, and toddlers should not be forced to change their opinion.
  • Know your child’s limits. If you see your child tired and sleepy, do not force your child to come to the grocery store. Your child may not let you shop and behave crankily.


Remember, you should not raise your voice when you see your child throwing tantrums and misbehaving. Tantrums are usually done to grab parents’ attention, so do not show much attention to a child’s tantrums. Additionally, stay calm and do not give a lot of explanations to your child at that moment. You should aim to make your child understand how he can calm down.

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