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It’s Babywise Friendly Blog Network Week! Our group will be writing on the topic of “discipline” all week long. Please see below for the full schedule.
Today, Kimberly at Team Cartwright is discussing how they deal with tantrums. I have to say, I absolutely LOVE this post! We deal with tantrums in a very similar way, and I think it is so important to realize that toddlers are still learning how to deal with their emotions. I fully believe that we have to help them learn how to do so, and that ignoring a tantrum (while sometimes appropriate when all else fails) is not helping them to learn how to cope with emotions in the long run. Kimberly gives some great advice in this post on how to handle the tantrum and get to the bottom of the emotion, together. This post also ties in so well to my post on expectations yesterday and focusing on the end goal and desired behavior.
“When my son has a tantrum, I try not to punish him. Oh, I don’t want him acting out like that. Tantrums are absolutely something to avoid and unacceptable behavior. But I think tantrums in toddlers and preschoolers aren’t telling us that our children need more discipline or are out of control. I think they are telling us our children are having some big feelings they don’t know how to deal with.”
Read the full post over at Team Cartwright.
More Posts of Interest:
2 Tips That Stop Tantrums Immediately (Caroline was 21 months old)
Oh the Fits – 6 Things to Keep In Mind When Tantrums Start
I Need Mama– 25 Months old and tantruming (troubleshooting post)
The ladies of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network are all blogging on discipline this week. Check them out on these days:
Monday: Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom
Tuesday: Natasha at Let’s Be Brave
Wednesday: Katrina at Mama’s Organized Chaos
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