No one likes to do something that they don’t want to do, and that goes for our toddlers as well.
You don’t like to pay bills, schedule another doctor’s appointment, run to the grocery store, or prep dinner, but you do it anyway, without a fuss, without a tantrum…. Well, at least sometimes.
Our toddlers, they’re a different story.
There are a lot of things that they don’t like but they need to do it anyway: going potty, getting dressed, cleaning up toys, heading inside for the night.
And when they don’t like something but need to do it anyway, this is when you’ll likely see that full-blown tantrum. They’re not as good as you at controlling their emotions.
My 2- and 4-year old really love to go to the library, and one of the big problems that comes up for my kids is who is going to push the button to automatically open the door when we walk in and walk out.
It can be a battle, and if I don’t use the right strategies, there will for sure be a loud tantrum in the quiet library.
The strategy is incredibly easy, and it can be applied in a lot of different situations to save you headache and heartache and give your kiddos the support that they may need.
Now on to my tried-and-true strategy. Let’s head to the show.
Hi there and welcome back! Today’s episode is the second episode in our new behavior series, the “is it normal for my kid…” series. And today we are talking about tantrums. Your ears perked up, didn’t they?! Every parent has dealt with a tantrum at one time or another, or maybe even dealt with a tantrum every single day. But what we all parents have in common is that we are not big fans of these tantrums, whether they are little tantrums or the really big ones. From minor tantrums that include the whining, pouting, baby talk, and pretending to be mad face to the bigger tantrums that can last more than a four minutes with crying, screaming, and not following our directions, we want to get rid of these tantrums and never see them again. Am I right?! So, in today’s episode we’re going to talk all about tantrums, especially those mini minor tantrums, so we can get ahold of them and figure out how...