Temper Tantrums in Toddlers Las Vegas
Are you ever in a store and see a child throwing a temper tantrum and you are beyond thankful it is not you and your child. I am pretty sure everyone can say yes. Children throw tantrums that range from crying and screaming to kicking, hitting, and loss of body control and holding of their breath.
Tantrums are a normal part of development and are more profound in some children and less in others.
Parents need to see tantrums as an opportunity to learn about the child as well as teach the child. There is usually a root cause behind every temper tantrum.
If you as a parent bring a tired or hungry child to a store those tantrums are very avoidable. Children tend to be more attention seeking when they are hungry, tired, off schedule or not feeling well.
In children under 3 tantrums also can be triggered due to communication frustration. As language skills improve tantrums should decrease and lessen in severity. Toddlers also are seeking more independence and control in their environment.
Tantrums are also sometimes due to battle of something a child wants. Parents need to remember to always be consistent, do not get frustrated and do not give in. Giving in only rewards the tantrum and it tells a child their tantrum is an effective way of getting what they want.
Trying to avoid tantrums is step one to making our lives as parents easier. Having a child on a schedule and setting boundaries are a good start to giving your child a sense of control in their daily routine.
When a child has a sense of control and knows what to expect through day lessens opportunities to throw a fit.
Parents need to notice when a child does good. We as parents tend to only see or acknowledge the negative behavior’s, however this is negative attention to the child and may actually increase that behavior as negative attention is better than none.
Giving children choices and control over little things helps them feel independent and in control.
Tantrums generally disappear as a child’s verbal and self-control skills improve. This is typically just over 3 years of age. Any parent concerned about temper tantrums can always seek their doctors advice.