Typical Terrible Two's Traits: Dealing With Temper Tantrums
Your child at this stage can be particularly difficult to deal with because of her “terrible twos”. It is given quite a hype because of its nature to practically drive you insane. You will see a lot of tantrums and you will almost lose your mind. Here are a few ways you can deal with it.
1. Your child at this age will have quite a lot of disturbances. She may feel threatened when someone new visits your house. She may not like a new toy. She may dislike the food you have been trying to get her to eat. Her way of expressing all of these would be a tantrum.
2. When you see her throwing a tantrum, understand the reason behind it. It may not be obvious all the time because it can be for no reason at all! Top reasons are that she needs attention, she is hungry, she is bored, or she is feeling scared.
3. Do not put her in a position where she has to throw a tantrum. Observe the pattern and find out what is it that upsets her. This can help you take out the problem at its root. Keeping her comfortable is the best way you can try and get her to stop throwing a tantrum.
4. Be calm and patient. If you react in an unpleasant manner to her tantrum, it will further upset her. Give her some run time and then, distract her with her favorite toy. If she still needs to be pacified, pick her up and comfort her.