They're like little geniuses; just when you think you have them right where you want them, then they go crazy on you and start shouting uncontrollably and hitting the floor like as though it has wronged them and so forth.
These are called temper tantrums
Some parents feel like they are the worst parents that were ever created.
Some wish they could be swallowed by the floor.
Some feel they could down a whole bottle of vodka.
The list goes on.
The thing is, toddlers are toddlers: they don’t know how to handle some situations or feelings and sometimes temper tantrums are the only way they know how to express those feelings.
It’s not your fault, nor is it theirs, that’s just the way things are.
How do you deal with temper tantrums? Here are two things to try:
1. Be the clown.
Babies are easily distracted, so sing a random song and dance around to make them forget about the tantrum and make them laugh.
2. Ignorance is key.
Babies are clever, really clever, so when they see you’re being affected by their kicking and screaming, they will carry on. But as soon you ignore them and show them that what they are doing isn’t getting them anywhere, they will gradually stop performing.
More on temper tantrums:
Tame toddler tantrums
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6 toddler tantrums from hell
Teen tantrum videos
How do you deal with temper tantrums?