Articles tagged with: tantrums

15 March 2013

How to Handle Tantrums

Childhood tantrums.  Every parent has had to deal with them.  They can be brief, last hours, happen every day or maybe just once in a while.  Two things are certain: they are never fun, and they almost always trigger feelings of frustration, anger, embarrassment or shame, especially in public.  In my last blog post, I suggested ways to help parents regain their composure so that they can make a choice about how they want to respond to their children.  Some may be thinking, “Okay, now that I’ve reclaimed reason, what’s the next step?  What option do I choose to best deal with this situation?”