I'd like to get some advice from the experts here on this board.
How do you deal with temper tantrums with your child?
When do you notice your child gets tt?
In my situation it varies
My dd is 22 months and her sign vocabulary is huge. (we are working now on feelings words as we think perhaps she is unable to express what she feels that may be the reason why she has tantrum)
She tends to have tt when she is tired, hungry and sick/teething. THose are the worse. You can't reason with her, explain why you are putting clothes on her, that you're going outside etc.
Or when she wants something and we dont let her have it for safety reasons, or when we change her activities
Methods I've used:
I give her choices...if its a changing battle... or allow her to help me to dress and I help her..or dress her teddies/doll
I give her warning before we change activites and then say bye bye to the game, toys, place etc
There are times she just throws herself down on the ground even if we are in public and in the street. Should I just let her lie there or pick her up? This is a battle for me especially if the issue is that she doesnt want to walk, and wont go in the stroller. I then make a game of doing the 1.2.3 hop walk to make it fun crouch down and open my arms so she has to run into my arms and keep repeating it...its a slow process but makes walking fun.
If she throws herself on the ground and I pick her up, then I'm letting her win as that is what she wanted. Any suggestions here?
Many thanks in advance.