Thursday, July 7, 2016

Too;s for Your Parenting Tool Box - Dealing with Tantrums.

The Ministry of Information was formed by the British Government during the Second World War. They were appointed by the British Government to design morale boosting posters that would be displayed across Britain during the testing times ahead. One poster was designed to be issued in the event that Germany actually invaded Britain - "Keep Calm and Carry On."
Every parents knows that can be a challenge especially when your dealing with ta tantrum thrower (in private or in public!) So what have we got in our tool box for that?

Keep Calm and Keep on Trucking
  1. Give as little attention as possible to the "tantrum thrower" by walking away; hiding where they can't see you but you can keep an eye on them; or simply ignoring the behavior. The goal is to help kids see as quickly as possible that their fits don't work to get extra attention.
  2. Love and Logic also encourages the use of humor.  With the summer Olympics ahead you could rate the tantrum. "That was a 5 on the 1-10 Tantrum scale.  You'd better try harder" You could also try telling them to have a tantrum.  "Okay, ready? Have a tantrum now.  Let me know when you are done."  
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