…there are two kinds of tantrums and one often follows from the other…
The first kind of ‘tantrum’ comes about when a child is between two and three years of age as a result of not being understood by the adult who is closest to the child.
The second kind of tantrum comes in a variety of forms with some common features: The child demands something, doesn’t get it, begins to cry, or even scream; parent retreats and gives in to pacify the child.
Practical clues to prevent tantrums:
- Involve young children in the activities of daily life
- Tell them beforehand what the plan is
- Allow them to help by giving them a task
- Talk them through the process of what you are doing
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