Back in May, I wrote a post called 10 Ways to Stop a Tantrum. This post has been very popular and I believe one of the reasons for its popularity is that all parents can relate to it. We have all been in the position of trying to console a child who is having a tantrum. I offered some tips that have worked for our family and was thrilled that so many readers commented with their own tips that have been helpful for them. I know some readers don’t always read all the comments in a post, so I wanted to summarize the great reader advice here. Thanks to all the wonderful readers who commented and shared! Read on for more great ideas…
Obviously there are times when your child is genuinely upset and hurt about something and those are wonderful opportunities to bond, label their feelings and discuss possible solutions. These tips are more for the times that a child is crying about something minor (you won’t give them a second cookie, something has not gone their way, etc…).
Here are the 10 MORE ways to stop a tantrum from the Mess For Less readers:
1. Removal from a setting
One reader found that simply removing her child (more…)