January 7, 2015
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums
Suggestions to help calm an angry toddler
(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers and temper tantrums often seem to go together. So, what can parents do?
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
- Pay attention to your child, particularly during times when he or she is behaving well, and offer praise.
- Distract your child by moving to a different area, singing a song or offering a different toy.
- When appropriate, accommodate your child, if possible. Be consistent from day to day.
- Understand and respect your child's limits. Don't push the child when the toddler is hungry or tired.
- Make sure your child understands that hitting, kicking and biting are never tolerated.
- Stay calm and if possible, take a break when you need it.