Parenting Children - September 19, 2012

Day 36 - Helping our children manage their anger - Toddler tantrums

• normal toddler behavior between twenty months and four years old
• you are not a bad parent
• remember HALT
• think ahead - distractions, choices, routines

When faced with full-blown tantrum

• assume impassive face and body language
• if in public, stay close or hold with firm hug till anger subsides
• once over don't show too much relief

For you, what will be hardest about reacting to a tantrum in this way? Why?

From Series: "Parenting Children Ages 0-10"

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