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Tantrum stoppers that work

March 6, 2014
By Sue Junge , Times-Republican

Yes, it can be a parents most embarrassing time; when your toddler goes limp in the store and starts to scream at the top of their voice: "No, I don't want to go" or " I want that toy!" We have all been through it, it's a child's natural way at their age to let us know that they are angry or upset. But it still doesn't make it less painful for a parent when it happens and everyone is staring at you! I have been there, my children have been there with my grandchildren, and friends have gone through the same thing. But the good news is that resistance is not only normal, it's healthy (it's your kid gaining confidence, learning independence and figuring out who she is). The better news: There are tricks for guiding them to a more cooperative attitude. Here are a few ideas from that can help avoid these situations:



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