Children’s tantrums – how to deal with it?

WHAT ARE TANTRUMS?

At age of 2-5, infants receive a lot of new information about the world around them. It causes a strong psycho-emotional change in the body. At this time, kids are mentally unsafe and such mood swings are quite common for them.

Hysteria is a kind of signal that something is bothering or annoying a baby. For example, when they experienced an overload of the nervous system, it is difficult to cope with anything without negative emotions.

Parents often feel confused about facing a child tantrum. Remember all kids are different, even if they grow up in the same family. For one, just a strict word or even a look is enough, with others, it doesn’t work. Keep reading to find out reasons for a child throwing tantrum and ways to cope with them!

REASONS FOR HYSTERICAL ATTACKS

Most often, such attacks occur when babies have an excitable psyche, are prone to anxiety, increased vulnerability, and frequent mood swings. What are the main reasons for a child tantrum?

  1. Lack of parents’ attention. If you don’t spend enough time with your daughter or son, they will look for ways to attract your attention.
  2. Physical discomfort. When a baby is tired, hungry, or thirsty, when he feels too hot or cold, it can cause hysteria.
  3. Inability to express thoughts and feelings verbally. This is a common cause of hysterias at age of up to 3 years. An infant waits for understanding and response but has no ability to express emotions in words.
  4. Overprotection. The kid will respond with tears and anger to attempts of total control and extra care.

HOW TO AVOID HYSTERICS

Child tantrum is easier to prevent than to stop. It is better to focus on the peaceful expression of emotions and mutual trust in education. When kids know for sure that parents will hear and understand them, it is easier to express their feelings. They don’t feel any irritation inside until something becomes a reason for crying.

Communication with the baby and attention to him is your main method to stop your child throwing a tantrum. Always be attentive to the condition and well-being of an infant and changes in behaviour. If you see that baby’s mood is getting worse, he is angry or whimpering, try to distract the son or daughter, if possible, eliminate the cause of discomfort. Talk to your kid, find out what is bothering him, offer ways for solving problems.

THREE WAYS TO HANDLE CHILD TANTRUM

While a child throws tantrums, it is vital to keep a balance between the roles of a strict and kind parent. We will tell you a few things to keep this rule. What to do if an infant gets angry, starts crying, and does not want to communicate with you?

  • Imagine yourself as a kid— it will be easier for you to understand your baby. The worst example of a reaction is being angry. It is much easier to make the right decision in a calm environment. Most important thing is to calm down, look soberly at a situation and treat your son or daughter with affection and understanding.
  • Don’t give in to pity. Remember that yielding to just one whim of kids, you should be ready for a new attack soon. Keep calm and let the babe know about your position.
  • Be patient and accept fact that hysterias can’t be ended in two steps. A calm response to tears will gradually bring them to naught. Kids catch even minor changes in the actions of their parents. Since childhood, they have to understand that if something is not allowed today, then it is not allowed at all.

Extra tip: as soon as you notice that baby is starting to shout, try to hug him. It will prevent him from kicking and throwing things. Lovely hugs and calm talks make the kid feel safe and confident. Most likely, after a few minutes, it will be easy to understand that crying is an unfortunate way to get something, and he will calm down.

Don’t forget you can discuss any problems with teachers in Little Scholars! They can easily answer questions about how to react to child tantrums!