I Can Help with That Tantrum

Would you be surprised to find out that there are five things your children hope you never discover about that tantrum? There are, and I know them!

I have parented 16 children of all ages and am a Certified Parenting Coach. I have also become an expert on tantrums. Believe me, I know tantrums. Take my advice and download my free tips sheet called “Let’s Talk Tantrums – Five Things Your Kids Hope You Never Discover About Their Tantrums.”

It’s easy and free. Let’s tackle those temper tantrums together!

For more information about handling tantrums, read on.

What do a thundering freight train and a screaming child have in common? Both drown out quiet harmony whenever they touch your life.  A temper tantrum can turn the most peaceful moment into one of chaos and turmoil. As a parent, have you tried to intervene with distractions and hugs but your child rejects any efforts on your part to calm down? Did it feel as though your child was rejecting not only your help but you as well?

In a moment I will tell you how to discover five ways to permanently stay out of the path of a tantrum disaster as you navigate the nitty-gritty facts behind your child’s behavior. Right now, think about this.child throwing a temper tantrum

Have you ever put a pot of milk on the stove with the intention of merely heating it up?  Then suddenly it boils all over the stove, the floor, and everything else in its wake?  It’s only a matter of seconds between the time the milk is heated just right and when it boils over. Temper tantrums are like that.

Does a Tantrum Happen Like This in Your Home?

One minute everyone is happy, the house is almost quiet, and the dog and cat are asleep. You finally have a moment to sit down with a cup of coffee. Hot, delicious, relaxing coffee. Or so you think.  Within seconds of your first sip, you hear a blood-curdling scream coming from the other room.

You jump up, almost spilling your long-awaited, delightful hot coffee, and hurry from your moment of solitude to see who got hurt.  As you run around the corner, almost sliding into the room, you come to a dead stop, realizing what is actually happening.

Your son isn’t hurt.  He is angry.  Depending on his age, he is using his limited verbal skills to let you know he is fuming.  Lying on the floor, fists pounding, feet kicking, and screaming, he is furious about something.

The cause of this uproar could be as small as a toy he can’t reach under the couch. It doesn’t really matter what the reason is, he is exercising his favorite tool – a tantrum.  He has learned that if crying no longer works, and whining no longer works, tantrums are the go-to solution to almost any problem he encounters.  Rarely in life do we have the luxury of such a simple tool as a tantrum to solve all our issues.  But toddlers do.

Dissecting a Temper Tantrum

Toddlers’ occasional temper tantrums are a form of communication, occurring naturally on their road from babyhood to preschool.  Older children who tantrum regularly may have many reasons for resorting to tantrums.  The causes may range from feeling sad, to not getting their own way, to not being able to work through some past trauma.

Sometimes outside intervention may be necessary to help the older child get beyond the tantrum stage.  Planning with a professional to help your child is a good idea for those children. If this is the case in your home, as it was with several children I parented, contact me for places to find help in your area.

No matter the age, temper tantrums put a strain on other children in the home. Furthermore, depending on their frequency and severity, tantrums also put a strain on parents.  You love your children and want the best for them no matter what their behaviors are. But these tantrums?  Sometimes they are more than you can handle with your child’s screaming and refusing to accept your assistance.

I Can Help with That Tantrum

Would you be surprised to find out that there are five things your children hope you never discover about their tantrums?  There are, and I know them!

I have parented 16 children of all ages and am a Certified Parenting Coach. I have also become an expert on tantrums. Believe me, I know tantrums.  Take my advice and download my free tips sheet called “Let’s Talk Tantrums – Five Things Your Kids Hope You Never Discover About Their Tantrums.”

It’s easy and free.  Let’s tackle those temper tantrums together!