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3 Tips for Parenting Through the Tantrums

If you’re a parent, then you know what it’s like to have your child throw a tantrum. Most often times, tantrums happen at the most inconvenient times. As a parent, I can say that my first instinct is to want to run sometimes, however, I should probably stick around to deal with the tantrum. Here are some ideas for helping yourself parent through those tantrums.

3 Tips for Parenting Through the Tantrums

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Stay Firm
It’s so easy to give in whenever we’re embarrassed by our children screaming through Target. It’s important to stay firm with your child whenever you’re experiencing this. If they are crying because they want a sucker and mom said no, buying them a sucker is the worst thing you can do. If you said NO to something, stick to your guns and move on. If people want to stare, I guess they’ll be staring for a while.

Stay Calm
I know what it’s like to have your blood boiling from a child who wants his or her way. Well, staying calm is THE best thing you can do as a parent. Parents can get worked up and stressed out over a child’s tantrum because we’re stressed. Getting upset at your child is easy, staying calm and collected is the hard part.

Don’t Give Up
Don’t stop taking your child to Target because of that one tantrum. I remember I stopped taking my son places because I couldn’t handle his tantrums. I missed out on a few special times with him because I feared what he was capable of. We can’t let fear hold us back, even in difficult parenting situations. My best advice is to not give up and keep chugging along, which means—keep going to those public places even if you’re nervous about a potential meltdown.

Parenting isn’t easy at all, but these “parenting through tantrum” tips will hopefully help you get through this difficult stage.

Do you have any tips to add?

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