3 Years and Some Intensified Tantrums

3 Years and Some Intensified Tantrums

Whoa! Your three year old at this stage is beginning to show quite the adult-like elements, one of which is his tantrums, which are only more intensified now! You went grocery shopping with your child and refused to buy them candies. You turn around for a second and they start shouting, crying and throw themselves on the floor. That’s quite embarrassing, isn’t it?

What you need to know

Well, parents have to deal with their toddlers’ tantrums and it can be quite annoying on a lot of occasions. When your child is in a meltdown mode, they may not listen to others and reasoning with them will not work. Raising your voice will only lead to more anger between you and the child. So, what should you do? For starters, you should try a simple tamer of ignoring them. Ignoring them works very well at home, but if you are in a public place, you might want to shift them to a more private place, such as your car or a different guest room.

What you need to do

Handling a 3 year old’s tantrum can be difficult, because they tend to remember. Therefore, they will know that if they scream, you will pick up their toys or if they cry, you will let them have candy at the checkout. So, make sure that you don’t give in no matter how frustrating their acts may seem. Getting angry is not the option. Instead, you can reward your child when they handle frustration in a mature way. So, if your child behaves well on a few grocery trips, get them their favorite candy, this will help them avoid future tantrums.

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