Techniques you have used to help calm tantrumming tots
I am writing an article for Practical Parenting about how to calm your child down once they are having a tantrum. I am looking for mums who have a child aged between 18mths and 3 years and who can share their top techniques and advice. You would have to be prepared to have your picture in a national magazine and webiste. Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Drop me a line at email@example.com or simply reply here. Bye for now...
Holly is 19 months and we have just entered the tantrum stage with avengance! when holly decides its time to let her lungs explode i; take a deep breath, get down to her level and hold her, i try to talk to her or do a soothing technique ie cuddle, rocking, sing her favourite song something like that, she never listens at first because she'd rather scream but after a moment she starts to calm down, i like to reward when she listens to me and tell her 'good listening, good girl' so she learns each time and maybe a treat too . The main thing is to try and keep calm myself then the tantrum doesn't seem as bad and its easier to deal with.
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Definitely please email me i would love to be in PPP again, thanks.
Holly has upped her game since i last wrote in and her tantrums have increased and screaming volume increased too unfortunately - it is very hard to not flare up when she is screaming all day but i've realised its just her way of communicating at the moment and i deal with it by asking her what is wrong but if she insists on screaming i walk away until she is ready to calm down, this actually works i didn't think it would and felt guilty but by giving her time to express herself then come to me for what she wanted she saw her screaming didn't work to get what she wanted. I hope the screaming phase doesn't last too long though .x
hi there im sammy and a mum to four boys,the younger two are aged 2 and a half and 9 months,i think the best way to be rid of a tantrem is distration from the reason they are having a tantrem and the one that has always worked for me is making them laugh,they soon forget what they were having a tantrem for,t-care sammy x
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