Manage your child’s temper tantrums
- Shift your child’s attention to something else.
- Come up with a calming routine. As a rule, most families develop their own calming routine over time. It can be the same rhyme, fairytale, or game. For example, mom can gently blow on the child’s eyes to dry their tears. Or you can give the child some “magic” water that will calm them down.
If you’ve failed to prevent a tantrum, you can do the following:
- Just ignore this behavior. If you’ve already tried other methods and there are no health risks involved (like an epileptic or asthmatic seizure), you can leave the child alone to cry for a little while or just ignore their screaming. Don’t scold your child or lock them up alone in a room, just share your feelings: “I think you just want to cry right now… When you’re done, we’ll [offer to do something fun].”