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Ways to stop a tantrum

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If a child is throwing a tantrum, these ideas can help stop the behavior.

Rated 1 point - posted 9 years ago by kris in category Other.
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Listen to the child Report Abuse
-be understanding, but explain that rules are there for a reason
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Be consistent with your rules and how much you tolerate Report Abuse
- don’t overdo it with strictness but be firm
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Teach your child healthy ways to express anger Report Abuse
- such as punching a pillow
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Use a passionate voice Report Abuse
- but do not yell, that won’t accomplish anything good
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Repeat yourself if necessary Report Abuse
-and keep repeating until heard
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Show your mood on your face Report Abuse
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Ignore the tantrum Report Abuse
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Suggest that the child watch television to relax Report Abuse
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Give the child space when he or she is throwing a tantrum Report Abuse
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Change the subject Report Abuse
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Give the child a hug to help calm them down Report Abuse
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Propose that you play a game or get them involved in something else Report Abuse
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Teach young children sign language so that they can communicate more easily Report Abuse
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Empathize with young children to try to figure out what’s bothering them Report Abuse
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Make a snack: hunger fuels tantrums Report Abuse
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Pick up your child and take them away from where the tantrum started: a change of scenery can work wonders Report Abuse
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Provide rewards for good behavior Report Abuse
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Use a calm, soothing voice Report Abuse
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Do not panic if your child throws a tantrum in public, remain level-headed Report Abuse
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Understand that it can be hard to be a child and feel misunderstood, but never give in to a tantrum just because you feel bad Report Abuse
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