Most children are often very well behaved when they are with company…there are some children who throw a fit leaving their parents embarrassed and angry… The dreadful ‘Tantrum’; it is definitely not easy dealing with the tantrums of children.
How ever we must remember that it is passing phase, be It the terrible twos and threes or the teenage years. With all the daily pressures that we take on, be it at home and/ or at office it can be draining to have a child throw a fit!
Keep calm, however angry you may be or embarrassed that you may feel, reacting in harsh tones or giving into the thrown tantrum isn’t the best solution in the long lo g run. Let the child play it out he or she has to stop at some point, when children realise that their tantrums don’t effect you, they will ultimately stop doing it. The key here is to find and show them ways of channelling those emotions that they are going through.
I know that it is not easy and this method takes time and energy but if you really think about it, it makes sense.. we are teaching our children healthy ways to express their feelings and not shutting them up or giving into their tantrums just to shut them up. Truth be told I sometimes just give in, but the key is consistency and I try not to let my headaches get the ahead of me!
What a parent must not neglect is a child’s tantrum to get your attention, this usually happens with the working parent or parents. My word to them would be chalk out a routine that your child can look forward to doing with you; be it bath time, a special game or story time and don’t forget the surprise ice cream now and then.