So today I am reaching out to all of my lovely MajorLeagueMommy readers for tips on dealing with toddler tantrums. Yes, I am asking YOU for tips this time. Here’s why:
One of my friends (a Mom of a toddler) recently asked me for tips on dealing with her 2 year old’s frequent tantrums and I had to admit to her that I wasn’t really sure of the best ways to deal with really bad and frequent tantrums. My 5 year old has always been a pretty chill kid and I literally cannot recall her ever having a tantrum. My 1 year old is super sensitive and will burst out in the loudest cry known to Man if she doesn’t get her way, but I have to be honest with you, I usually just pick her up when she does that in public and the crying stops immediately. It’s a quick fix. Long story short, I was caught completely off guard and realized that not even I knew of the most effective ways to deal with tantrums- especially really bad ones. I’m still learning as well. I simply encouraged her to remain patient and try to be proactive in situations that she knows typically lead to a tantrum because I figure it’s just best to try to avoid tantrum-inducers altogether. However, I know there is some better advice that I could have given her.
Have you dealt with toddler tantrums in the past? What are some effective ways to deal with such behavior? Help us all out here. Leave your tips in the comments below. Thank you and happy parenting!