The 2 Best Ways We've Found To Minimize/Stop Tantrums:
1. Offer a hug
2. Teach your toddler to put his/her hands together and squeeze
Other posts that my be of interest:Transitioning Your Focus to Positive Behavior and Natural Consequences
Using Sticker Charts
Did You Ever Think You'd Yell At Your Child?
Gymnastics Week 2 (How I Got Caroline to Listen)
Teaching About Personal Space
"Look at Mama, Please"
Why I No Longer Say "It's OK"
Setting Rules and Boundaries With a 1 Year Old
How We Handle Food and Cup Throwing at the Table
Learning The Word "NO"
Other posts on tantrums