Find the reason for the tantrum:
It is important for you to find out why exactly your child is experiencing a tantrum. Is it a sudden change in the environment, is it uncomfortable clothes, is it hunger or tiredness? Once you’re able to identify the cause, you can decide how to eliminate that cause from the environment and help calm down the tantrum.
Use something to distract the child
A distraction will sway your child’s attention from their tantrum and involve their mind in something else. It often helps t find an engaging and interactive distraction that instantly captures and tranquilizes their aggression. Many parents make the use of cartoons or games on their smartphones to distract the child and calm the tantrum. Moreover, you can give them a puzzle or a picture to look at and hence distract their attention quickly in order to tone down the tantrum.
Make your child word his/her discomfort
This is a long term solution for the tantrums as it allows your child the ability to use a word or sound to express what discomfort they’re experiencing, hence allowing you to identify the cause of the tantrum immediately and then find a solution for it. Moreover, it would contribute to the long-term social and development of your child by teaching them that they can express their feelings via words.
Wait it out:
All tantrums last for different periods of time and have varying intensity. It will be sufficient sometime to just wait the tantrum out instead of interfering and making the situation worse for your child as well as for yourself. If you can identify a certain pattern in your child’s tantrum and realize that it not last very long, it is better to stay put and wait it out. If the tantrum gets more aggressive with time, however, it is time to intervene.
Use a toy:
Comfort toys allow children to feel a sense of familiarity and comfort and hence can distract them from their tantrum. You can use a doll or a stick figure or a stuffed toy and, after making sure it is safe for contact with babies, hand it to your child to play with or fidget with until their tantrum tones down.
As time passes by, it will become much easier for you to identify the different types of tantrums your kid has over time. You can then determine what you can do to help calm each different type of tantrum down. This way, the child will get used to calming down by getting whatever it is that they want and you’ll have a long-term technique to calming all the tantrums down.
It is extremely important that you remain passive and calm during the time the tantrum is going on. If you end up too aggressive, you will find it even harder to deal with the tantrum and calm it down. In addition, make sure to keep your voice calm and slow – and then take action smoothly and deliberately.
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