Tantrums & Exhaustion

A few ideas on how to prevent those toddler tantrums

Tantrums and Exhaustion

If you’ve had a toddler in your life, then likely you’ve witnessed the meltdowns.  Toddler tantrums go with the territory of being two.  Good news is, sometimes you can stop them from occurring in the first place.   The key is in preventing fatigue, hunger and general frustration says Kaz Cooke, author of Kid Wrangling. “Sometimes when your child is having a tantrum, it’s not just they’re behaving badly. Maybe it’s a misunderstanding. For example, they really thought you’d promised them something, or maybe they’re really exhausted and they just don’t have the resources yet to deal with this small disappointment. So if you can, it’s often a good idea to try to work out why a tantrum might have happened.”

Date adds that  ”one of the biggest ways to combat tantrums is not to let your child get too tired.  So even if you’ve got one of those kids that refuses to have an afternoon nap, just make sure they have a non-stimulating quiet time.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Kaz Kooke, author of Kid Wrangling.

Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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