Keep Your Cool And Maintain A Neutral Expression
At this stage, even if your child is being very annoying, stay positive and keep a pleasant face. Try to gently tell the child that the kind of behaviour is not acceptable, but do not threaten or scream at the child. Speak in a low but firm voice. Do not punish your kid harshly.
However, at times this may not be possible, and then things look rather shoddy. While as a parent you want to put your best foot forward, your child might be pushing you to the edge. The best thing to do is to leave the place, and move out. And, if that’s not a possibility, then allow your spouse to handle the situation. Squabbling in front of everyone and deliberating on your child’s annoying tantrums may not be a very good idea. Also, you can try to divert the child’s attention to something else so that he is distracted. Having said that, it is utmost important to make sure that your child knows that he has done something wrong and that has not gone well with you. Talk it out so that you can avoid such occurrences in the future.