It is really annoying and frustrating to see your 5 year old child squirming, kicking, screaming and crying on the floor. I don’t know why he is acting that way especially when I’m at home. He wants to get my attention which is I always show and give it to him. Is there any wrong with my parenting style? However, according to experts that tantrum is normal and is not reflection of bad parenting. They are indications that your toddler trusts you so much that he expects you to read his mind and know every feeling and desire he has. Below are some of the tips to calm down his feelings and stop form crying.
· Try to understand what disappoint the child. If you're busy go to a quiet place where they can vent and calm down. Sit down with him and listen to what they are saying.
· Use distraction. You can use his toy, television show or a favorite book to refocus his attention and stop the tantrum before it starts.
· Explain why his request is not possible. If the toddler throws a tantrum because she wants something, then give him reasons why it is not possible and discuss to him the effect of doing so.
· Take the child seriously. If the request is ignored or blown off, this will just escalate the toddler's tantrum.
· Make sure he's getting enough sleep and isn't hungry. Toddler tantrums abound when they're tired or they missed a snack.
· Let her throw her fit. Leave the room if the toddler is throwing the tantrum to get attention. By not rewarding him with your attention, eventually she will find other ways to interact.