Although they’re a normal part of childhood, temper tantrums can be stressful. Here’s my advice to help.

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Posted by: Sue Atkins

Temper Tantrums

This weeks theme on my Disney Junior (UK) video tips with Billie & Greg from The Mummy Diaries is ‘Toddler Tantrums’

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.

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