Toddlers and preschoolers feel emotions that are the cause of temper tantrums. They feel emotions in a more full-body way than adults do. They get trapped in these emotions not able to articulate how they’re feeling about the emotion and it’s a struggle for them to know what to do about it.
Here’s some of the ways to avoid them happening:
- Be consistent. Establish a daily routine so that your child knows what to expect.
- Plan ahead. Run errands when your child isn’t likely to be hungry or tired.
- Let your child make appropriate choices. Avoid saying no to everything.
- Praise good behavior.
- Avoid situations you have observed trigger tantrums.