Every parent has been there!! You're in the checkout line, a restaurant, a waiting room and the moment you dread happens! Your toddler throws a floor-thumping, high-screeching, hair-pulling temper tantrum.
It can be embarrassing, disconcerting and sudden … and the worst temper tantrum of all is a public one. As embarrassing as this behavior is, it is normal behavior for young children.
Some parents may be tempted to give in to the child just to make it stop. This is not a good practice because kids will use tantrums to get whatever they want.
Tantrums can be prevented before they begin. Sometimes kids give warning signals at the onset of a tantrum. Here are some prevention tips to help avert the tantrum:
Dealing With Public Temper Tantrums
When you’re out in public:
After The Tantrum
Luckily temper tantrums don't last forever. As kids grow and mature, they grow out of temper tantrums. Until they do, when the tantrum is over, talk about it with your child. By helping them understand and talk about their feelings, you are teaching them to express their feelings with words … not tantrums. Take a deep breath and pat yourself on the back for getting through the ordeal and remaining calm. You're creating great behavior model for your child.
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