PREVIEW: Temper Tantrums - From Toddler to Teen By: Kay Trotter, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CEIP-MH
We all know that dealing with our children’s misbehavior can be difficult. It’s not easy for the even the most peaceful parents to remain calm when their child is misbehaving. When our children misbehave in public we feel the combined effects of frustration and damaged pride. Parents oftentimes find themselves drained as they come up against this behavior, and wind up feeling hopeless about how to handle the situation. They might also start worrying about what the future holds for such a strong-willed child. The good news is there is help in dealing with defiance—and the solutions are easier than you may think. Tantrums are never a good thing when it comes to having a kid, and most often they begin as toddler tantrums that just build into something worse as your children age. Tantrums are brought on differently by each child, but keep these tips in mind when it comes to stopping them.