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The Famous Temper Tantrum

Temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding. They’re equally common in boys and girls and usually happen between the ages of 1 to 3. Some kids may have tantrums often, and others have them rarely.Tantrums are a normal part of child development.
Ways to deal with such temper tantrums include:
Ignore your child – The reason this works is fascinating: during a tantrum, your child’s emotions literally take over. Reasoning doesn’t help, once you’re in a situation where someone’s drowning, you can’t teach them to swim – and it’s the same with tantrums. There’s nothing to do in the moment that will make things better. In fact, almost anything you try will make it worse. Once they chill out, then you can talk.
Give Your Child Some Space – Sometimes your child simply needs to get their anger out in the only way they know possible.  You need to be able to let them get their feelings out, pull themselves together, and regain self-control – without engaging with them. This trick can work on its own or in tandem with the whole ignoring your child also.
Create a diversion – Getting your kid engaged and interested in something else so she forgets about the meltdown she was just having.
Discipline Without hitting your child – The next time you feel the urge to hit your child during a tantrum, take a deep breath instead and consider what you want your child to learn.
Offer food and rest – If it turns out they’re happening around the same time each day – before lunch or nap time and in the early evening. It’s no coincidence! Try feeding them, water them, and let them rest.
Get Out of There – Getting kids away from the scene of the tantrum can snap them out of it

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