4 Brilliant Ways to Diffuse a Toddler Tantrum

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Sometimes I get mad. Sometimes my brother wants my toy and steals it or, worse, he wants me to play superheroes with him and I just want to play unicorns and he gets really mad that I don't want to play superheroes so I get really mad, too. Tantrum. Sometimes I just want to do something and mommy says no. I tell her that I'm sad I disappointed her and she seems to really like that. Then I say sorry. Sometimes when I'm bad, nothing happens. Sometimes I cry or scream.

But I know the secrets to stopping a tantrum.

1. Give me a card. I like those. With crayon marks on it. Or markers. In purple.

2. Give me a present. I like those things. Like my Moo Moo. Or a unicorn. Purples ones.

3. Sit down and talk to me. I love mommy.

4. Hugs.

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Image via Michele Zipp

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PinkB... PinkButterfly66

Sometimes I would clap wildly and tell her that it was her best meltdown yet.  In her confusion, she would forget about the tantrum.   I still do it now that she's 15.   Teens throw tantrums too, but with more volume and less kicking.

Bruic... Bruickson

Ms. Pippi you are just too cute. I have a 3 yr old little girl too. I'll try your advice the next time she has a tantrum :).

Skye Lyons

Give a present?? Reward a tantrum with a gift? Wouldn't that create MORE tantrums???

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