Tantrums are a normal reaction that a child could express if they feel frustrated or angry. We might often feel offended or angry as well because we interpret these outbursts as a sign of disrespect. But it is important to note that children are still emotionally immature and are unable to process their feelings as well as we expect them to. Thus, it is important to address these tantrums in a manner that does not make the situation worse and ensure that the child does not feel isolated.
Calm down → How can I help you? / What is bothering you?
Stop crying → I can see this is hard for you/ It’s okay, we can work this out
Be quiet → Can you please soften your voice
Don’t hit → Please be gentle
Stop yelling → Take a deep breath, and tell me what happened
I’m done → I’ll be here for you
That's enough. → Do you need a hug?
I'm over this. → I'm here for you.
Coach Benjamin Mizrahi. Educator. Learning Specialist. Family Coach. Father. Husband.
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