Tantrums – Tips

March 2, 2015

I’m not claiming to be an expert on tantrums. One thing I do have is experience and unfortunately lots of it. My eldest had amazing tantrums. To give you an idea of the scale, he once had one outside a ‘Boots’ shop so bad that staff were coming outside to see what all the noise was about and were greeted with a screaming 2 year old, rolling around on the floor in the leaves! With this ‘years’ of experience I have learnt some facts and tips on dealing with them.

Tantrum - Tips

To put this into real life take the scene outside Boots, I was in a rush and I had taken him out when he really needed a nap. I didn’t pick him up and take him back to the car, so all the people watching made him worse.

When your child is having a tantrum you can feel like you are the only one that it happens too. I can 100% tell you that it’s not. You are not alone.

12 responses to “Tantrums – Tips”

  1. Beth says:

    love it! Love it! Love it!

    My eldest has moments. I try not to call them tantrums (a. Because they are nowhere near as bad as some peoples and b. I really don’t like the word) but she can be a little menace.

    I try and do the above but one of my favourite things is to ignore it. If at home I make sure she is safe, reassure her then carry on with what we are doing telling her that when she is ready she can join back in. We do things in her own time – makes life much less stressful if she thinks she is in charge. Lots of positives, no shouting. It’s amazing how if I am calm, she calms!

    When we are out however, that’s a different story. I shall take onboard some of your fab tips there. Thanks for sharing x

    • MummyandMonkeys says:

      Oh yes, I used to sit in the car and say when you’ve finished I will talk to you. Ignoring is definitely a good tactic. I do it to my 4 year old now. Staying calm definitely helps, but it’s do hard to do sometimes. Glad you found it helpful. X

  2. I know this situation well. My eldest had a huge tantrum in Morrisons when he was about 2 or 3. I picked him up under my arm to take him outside & away from the situation, he was screaming ‘Somebody help me’. I was praying that nobody was going to think I was kidnapping him!

  3. What a fabulous post hun, full of brilliant tips and reminders xx

  4. Rachel says:

    Ohh yes, love this! Great tips. We are in the midst of this at the moment!

  5. Emz says:

    This is a really useful list – mine is nearly 1 so not quite there yet but she will be!. V helpful x

  6. Phips says:

    My wife just sent me a link to this post. We’ve just had a horrible day with tantrums. I started counting the tantrums in the morning and stopped at 8 and that was before midday. Reading this really helped. Some great tips and it helps just helps to know we’re not the only ones this is happening to. Thanks

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