Most Effective Approach to Dealing With Tantrums

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Bubbles! We have our son take a breath and blow bubbles until he calms down and can actually listen.

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leah added this item on August 26, 2009

leah voted on August 26, 2009

Ruchika I voted on August 26, 2009

Miss Tiffany voted on September 19, 2009

Lindsay W voted on December 18, 2012

Rebecca R voted on December 20, 2012

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Just sit your child down someplace safe and walk away. After a few minutes your child should notice you aren't responding, and stop.

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aw added this item on August 26, 2009

Anita D voted on September 5, 2009

Amy S voted on September 6, 2009

Angela F voted on September 11, 2009

Beth commented on September 21, 2009 - We try to ignore, but we know it's due to frustration. We just can't alway figure out whats frutrating her. (15 months old)

Christina Lynn B voted on July 6, 2010

Larissa commented on January 18, 2013 - What do you do if they won't sit still and are frustrated because they think you don't care and wont listen? Should you sit with them, show that you care and try to reason by talking or walk away and talk after the tantrum ends?

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We've brought out the video camera with the viewer pointed so our son could see it. This stops his tantrum as quickly as he notices himself in the viewer.

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Justine S added this item on August 26, 2009

Justine S voted on August 26, 2009

aw voted on August 26, 2009

aw commented on August 26, 2009 - This is a great one, we do this too.

Anita D voted on September 5, 2009

Crystal4224 voted on December 3, 2012

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Be calm, respond with respect and understanding. Communicate and just be with your child during their outbursts. They are experiencing emotions that they aren't familiar with and they need to be listened to and taught how to deal with them.

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Heather C added this item on September 16, 2009

Christina Lynn B voted on July 6, 2010

2boys4me voted on December 18, 2012

Dana K voted on February 21, 2013

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1-2-3 Magic! http://www.parentmagic.com/parentingsolutions-view.cfm

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Amanda G added this item on August 26, 2009

Amanda G commented on August 26, 2009 - We used this parenting technique to deal with our 3 year old's tantrums. It was incredibly effective - and remains so 3 years later. We only had to use 1-2-3 Magic! a few times before the tantrums stopped for good. The idea of a happy, positive, feel-good

Erin T voted on August 26, 2009

Tanya L voted on August 27, 2009

Rikki W voted on September 20, 2009

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Use baby sign language if the baby or toddler is having trouble communicating. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/wee-windy-city/2009/09/guest-post.html#more

Wendy A added this item on September 5, 2009

Carrie R voted on September 29, 2009

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Mom’s Club- I’m the Casting Director for Season 5 of “SUPERNANNY” on ABC!! This season we are hoping to find even more families that need the help of Nanny Jo in Texas! I would love to spread the word to the members of your group in case any of

Lindsay S added this item on September 9, 2009

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i tell her she needs a break and everything is off (if its daytime) and not to come out of her room till she's done screaming. works like a charm for me.

rosie added this item on September 7, 2009

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When my daughter throws a tantrum, I tell her in quiet voice to go to her room until she calms down. I tell her, "When you are not crying anymore, you can come out and play again." She usually calms down after a few minutes and wants a hug afterwards.

Maiya N added this item on January 4, 2013

Maiya N commented on January 4, 2013 - I've also noticed, the calmer the tone I use with my kids, the better they react. If I get upset or irritable, they feed on that, and it gets even worse.

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DISAPLINE WORKS FOR ME AND IF ITS TOO EARLY FOR THAT FIRST SHOW THE CHILD YOU DONT WANT TO HEAR IT, U CAN COPY THE CHILDS ACTIONS,WHICH MIGHT NOT ALWAYS WORK BUT TURNING SOME MUSIC W/BASS THAT BUMPS. THIS ALLOWS U TO STAY SANE, UNABLE TO HEAR THEM. THIS W

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Niss K added this item on September 9, 2009

Shira P commented on September 20, 2009 - Have you considered taking a class in parenting? Or perhaps reading some books about child development? To discipline means to teach, not to punish. What are you teaching your child?

Beth commented on September 21, 2009 - Writing in all Capital letters is taken as yelling. I guess if disipline (spanking) works for you, I guess yelling will too. Ignoring is best, most kids don't care if it's good attention or bad attention as long as they get some kind of attention.

Christina Lynn B commented on July 6, 2010 - I have learned to IGNORE & just WALK away b/c from experience i have found that arguing with the child & feeding into them only makes the tantrum get worse & lasts longer!!

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When my daughter throws a tantrum, I tell her in quiet voice to go to her room until she calms down. I tell her, "When you are not crying anymore, you can come out and play again." She usually calms down after a few minutes and wants a hug afterwards.

Maiya N added this item on January 4, 2013

Maiya N commented on January 4, 2013 - I've also noticed, the calmer the tone I use with my kids, the better they react. If I get upset or irritable, they feed on that, and it gets even worse.

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Be calm, respond with respect and understanding. Communicate and just be with your child during their outbursts. They are experiencing emotions that they aren't familiar with and they need to be listened to and taught how to deal with them.

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Heather C added this item on September 16, 2009

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Mom’s Club- I’m the Casting Director for Season 5 of “SUPERNANNY” on ABC!! This season we are hoping to find even more families that need the help of Nanny Jo in Texas! I would love to spread the word to the members of your group in case any of

Lindsay S added this item on September 9, 2009

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