Don’t you just hate it when you see a toddler throwing a tantrum in the street or at the supermarket because they cannot have what they want, right at that very moment.
It’s embarrassing enough to watch a tantrum happen to someone else’s child, but can be excruciatingly so when it is your own toddler who has thrown himself on the floor, kicking and screaming the place down.
But that’s not all is it? A tantrum not only affects your toddler, but it affects you too. The poor parent ends up becoming frustrated and exasperated with their child, especially if the tantrum has left you late for a bus, or means your parking ticket would have run out by the time you are back at your car…..
There is something you can do about it though – there are steps you can take to defuse a possible tantrum, and help your child through this difficult stage of their life.
When you know what signs to look for, and you understand why tantrums happen, you will be able to breeze through this testing stage of your toddler’s life with relative ease.