Handling temper tantrums can be very challenging for parents, and how you do it makes all of the difference. When you are loving and firm in your parenting, your tantruming child will respond much better both in the short term and long term.
Here is your chance to learn methods and techniques for being both loving and firm, so that your child knows the necessary limits, and yet does not lose your love.
Parents usually go overboard with the firmness, or overboard with the love. In other words, being too strict and controlling or too loose and inconsistent with limits and boundaries.
Helping your children with their temper tantrums starts with you being right here, ready to learn.
To start out, let's talk about what I mean by "firm." I like the word, because it's strong, but not harsh, sharp or aggressive.
Here are some examples of dealing with temper tantrums in a firm and loving manner.
During the temper tantrum:
A big part of handling temper tantrums with firmness and love is a matter of attitude. Here are some helpful hints for your attitude:
You can do this. You're a good person and a good parent. You want the best for your child, and that's why you're here reading this page about handling temper tantrums.
Remember, you are your own best anger management resource for handling temper tantrums! Your parent's intuition will serve you well...all you need is a few pointers to get you started!
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