Managing a Child's Tantrum

10 WAYS TO OVERCOME CHILDREN’S TANTRUMS

1. Patience 

2. Give the child a bit of time to calm down

3. Speak gently to the child at his/her eye level

4. Validate their feeling of anger or sadness

5. Emphasise on the ‘can’ and ‘cannot’ do

6. Recognise the source of the tantrum and divert the child’s attention

7. Suggest a solution

8. Create a diversion by starting a game

9. During the tantrum is not the time to ‘teach them a lesson’

10. Hug them and say ‘I love you’.