All children have temper tantrums as their expression of anger and frustration. It is a part of development stage of children. This shows the ways to deal with temper tantrums.
My oldest daughter struggled with temper tantrums until she was about 10. It can be tough to deal with a child throwing a fit. If your child is being defiant, out of control, and has frequent meltdowns, this article may help you learn more about your child's behavior and how to better get a handle on it.
Dealing with Temper Tantrums By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Ethel_Lazo]Ethel Lazo
All children are having temper tantrums as their expression of anger and disappointments. Temper tantrums is unplanned and unintentional expression of anger and frustration. It is a part of development stage of children. Children are likely to tantrums when they are hungry, tired, stress, frustrated or ill. A child may cry, yell and flair their arms and feet during tantrums. It is common among the children between the age of one and four and it usually last 30 seconds to 3 minutes and is most intense at the onset. It may happen anytime such as during bath time, meal time, or bedtime.
Dealing with tantrums is simply teaching them to control their emotions. Sometimes it is better to ignore tantrum behavior and help your children to handle their emotion such as anger and frustration. Also, remain cool and calm. Remember you are teaching them self-control.
Know your child. Identify what are the things that trigger their tantrums. In this case, you will know to act before a child's emotion rise beyond the point where he can control them
You may use time-out technique. Place your child into a quiet or private place and wait until he calms down. Never talk to him while he is crying or yelling. Discuss the situation afterwards and tell him that it is not acceptable behavior.
Other way is to divert the attention of our children. You may offer him something else. It is commonly use among young children. Like for example, if your child wants to hold unsafe object, you may give him something to eat or his favorite toys so that he may forget the other things.
Don't reward or bribe. If the tantrum occurs because your child wants something, do not give what he wants. He may think that throwing tantrums get him what he wants instead of behaving.
Pay attention to frustration tantrums. Help your child to cope up with the situation. Comfort him by offering your helping hand and explain the cause of frustration why he didn't accomplish a task or didn't meet an expectation. Help him to deal with frustration.
Ignore the attention-seeking tantrums. Some children throw their tantrums just to get your attention. Once he is calm down give the attention he desires. He may choose to behave later than to throw tantrum; realize that tantrums is not good to get attention.
Finally, you may give reward for the good behavior. Always praise your child for managing frustration and learning to control his temper.