5 Steps to a Tantrum-Free Toddler!

Toddlers can be very trying at the best of times, at the worst of times they are a complete pain in the proverbial neck! This is why it is important to have a plan that will help you deal with your toddler, and make sure you cut down on those toddler tantrums! There are a lot of things to consider in this regard, but the best thing to do is think about what you can do to reduce the risk of tantrums.

There is a lot to consider and the more of a clear, concise plan you have, the better. Tantrums are a part of being a toddler, but they are also something you can work on to get your child to a better place. Try to understand the reasons why tantrums occur, as well as what you can do to prevent them in the future. So, why not check out these 5 tips that are going to help you achieve this, and enjoy a tantrum-free toddler.

1. Make Sure You Have a Routine (and Stick to It)

The best place to start is to make sure you have a set routine with your toddler, and that you stick to it. There are plenty of things that need to happen in order for you to keep your toddler in check, but you absolutely have to make sure you stick to a routine because kids don’t like change. This is a good step toward stopping bedtime tantrums and ensuring your kids are better behaved during the day as well. Have a structured routine in place, and make sure you alternate as parents to avoid burnout, and to get the kids used to each of you without the other.

2. Put Your Foot Down

You need to be lenient with your children sometimes and remember that they are kids, and kids will be kids. But, it is also important that you also learn to put your foot down as well. Some things are more trivial, and you can let these slide, but, when your kids cross the line, you have to make sure you put your foot down. You have to let them know what is and isn’t acceptable, and they need to know what the line is. Without this approach, you will find that the kids become much more unruly, largely because they know their behavior will go unpunished.

3. Reason With Your Child

Kids are less developed than us, and they have a much more black and white view of the world. However, that doesn’t mean that some of them cannot be reasoned with, and it’s important to be clear about this. Sometimes you will be able to reason with your child, or at the very least negotiate with them about certain things. This is actually an approach that can work a lot better than immediately shouting or telling them off; try it and see how you get on.

4. Follow Through With Your Threats

The worst thing you can do as a parent if you’re trying to improve behavior is to make idle threats. This is a mistake that too many parents make, and it is conditioning toddlers to be more disobedient, knowing that there will be no ramifications as a result. So, if you are going to make threats, you have to make sure you follow them through. If you tell your child that one more outburst will mean no ice cream, and they have another outburst, you have to make sure you withhold the ice cream, as you promised. This teaches them the right kind of behavior and reduces tantrums in the future.

5. Regulate Diet

You might not give it much thought, but regulating your child’s diet can actually have a big impact on their behavior. For instance, regulating the amount of sugar you give them can actually have a huge effect. Sugar gives them energy and makes them hyper, and this can lead to a greater risk of tantrums, especially later in the day. Make sure you choose honest toddler food that is going to be healthy and nourishing and make sure you are feeding them at the right kinds of times - avoid late snacking or eating as this will provide an energy boost before bed.

These are five steps you can use to work toward a tantrum-free toddler. There is a lot that can be done to improve your child’s behavior, and it is essential that you do this as soon as you can. You need to take control as the parent, and start helping them improve the way they behave every day.

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