Although they’re a normal part of childhood, temper tantrums can be stressful. Here’s my advice to help.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Logic and reason aren’t things that feature in your little ones experience yet.
Toddlers have tantrums over a huge amount of things – ranging from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding.
They’re equally common in boys and girls and usually happen between the ages of 1 to 3.
Some kids may have tantrums often, and others have them rarely.
Tantrums are a normal part of your child’s development. They’re how young children show that they’re upset or frustrated.
Young children don’t have the vocabulary to express themselves yet in words & full sentences.
Tantrums may happen when your toddler is tired, hungry, or uncomfortable.
They can have a meltdown because they can’t get something (like a toy) or can’t what they want. Learning to deal with frustration is a skill that children gain over time.
Here is a gentle, not mocking, look at some of the meltdowns some parents have experienced when their toddler lost it.
You’re not alone & no it’s not rational !
Be kind, be patient & be reassuring after the tantrum – their strong emotions can scare your little one sometimes.
Watch Billie, Greg and I chatting about Nelly’s Toddler Tantrums & hear my advice.