A temper tantrum usually comes along uninvited. Who would ever want that from their kid? But...what if it was a tantrum that you chose to have, to blow off steam, to vent, to get it off your chest? That can actually help you, and nobody gets hurt.
Learn how to respond to your child's anger outbursts, so that they can vent, release and get their anger out in healthy ways, without creating any new problems.
Learn to support your child as they let go without losing control
That might sound like a new idea to you, but it is possible to let go of anger in a controlled manner. That's what healthy anger release is all about.
When a child learns to release their anger without harm to anyone, and without guilt or shame, it can actually be beneficial to their development.
Maybe this goes without saying, but a tantrum is nothing more or less than a huge anger outburst. It involves some combination of crying, screaming, thrashing, kicking, pounding and possibly throwing things.
Tantrums don't usually involve hurting other people. Let's look at some specifics:
I think that gives you a good general picture, so now let's look at how to respond to a child's tantrum.
There are a couple of pages on this site dedicated to helping with this, so I'll reference those pages and add a couple of tips here.
Start by checking out our page on child anger management, which references a lot of other pages that will be helpful to you.
This way, you help the child understand that their anger is not bad, but they always need to control their behavior no matter how mad they are. You want them to become their own best anger management resource
What To Say To A Child During A Temper Tantrum
There are also many forms of nonverbal communication skills and children anger management techniques that are helpful when your child is having an anger outburst. Be sure and check out those resources and learn what KidsHealth.org has to offer.
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