We will soon be having a toddler at home. Our little boy at one year and nine months old is starting to show some uncontrolled outburst of frustration already. Others might see him as a spoiled brat while some might be thinking our son is being manipulative. But thank God I learned that his behavior is perfectly explainable. I recently attended Smart Parenting Mom Workshops on Raising Toddlers. And yes, I was enlightened. Allow me to share what we have learned from the three-hour seminar.
Raising toddlers and dealing with temper tantrums
Children as young as two have limited vocabulary. They may have some difficulty explaining their needs. Thus they cry when they cannot get what they want. Three- to four-year-old kids, on the other hand, can already express their demands but need their parents’ guidance to grow up well-mannered.
So parents, how do we tame tantrums without losing our sanity and hurting our children in the process?