“A good day” a parent of a two- and- a- half- year- old little girl told me “is when we have only two or three tantrums. That’s a good day.”
This mom, like many parents of young children was stressed and concerned and frustrated and thinking something must be wrong with her child or with herself.
But what we don’t always recognize as parents is that building emotional control and maturity takes time – and just like any other developmental steps a young child takes as he grows, it doesn’t happen over night.
And if a young child is tired, hungry, frustrated, rushed, denied, inactive for too long – a temper tantrum could be brewing.
So yes, temper tantrums are a part of early childhood.. But there are ways to prevent them, to understand why they happen, and to know what to do when they happen. This mom and her toddler are not unique. It is all part of the developing child as he/she learns to cope.
So – want to know more? Want to come up with solutions and leave with a personal plan to help prevent tantrums and manage them when they occur?
This is what we’ll be doing at The Parenting Place on Wednesday, February 5th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at our Temper Tantrum discussion group. Childcare is provided for independent walkers. Younger children can remain in the room with parents.
Come find out you’re not alone. Figure out what might be turning on tantrums in your child – and how to help avoid them – while meeting both your child’s needs and your own.
Come find out how to have many more good days.
Registration is required – but easy! Call 608-784-8125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Any questions, call PE Fran – 784-8125, EXT. 216.