5. Choose your battles. And don’t worry about what other people think when your toddler is having a tantrum – Gretta Schifano
6. I make sure they are safe and try and distract them. I have found that sitting down or crouching so you are eye level seems to work as you aren’t big and scary to them which can make them worse. Never give in either – Kara Guppy
7. Predict and prevent. If you know supermarkets are a trigger take distractions or give them 50p in a purse, wallet or bag to spend. Stops the demanding and occupies them as they hunt. It’s a great teaching opportunity too – Afra Willmore
8. Keep it light hearted. If you are stressed they will feed off of that energy, if you are relaxed they will find it easier to come back. We also ask if what they are doing is helping and then suggest a behaviour that will help, like stop screaming and telling us what it is that they want, we promise to listen but they have to speak nicely – Becky
9. Distraction often works well for us. I start doing something ‘interesting’ and the tantrum often disappears offering limited choices (you can do this, and this will happen; or you can do this and this will happen) can work too – Spoon Paws
10. Stick to your guns and DON’T give in to them. Different tantrums need different responses, sometimes distract, sometimes ignore – Luke
11. Distraction. We don’t use naughty step. It’s often frustration or tiredness that cause ours so punishment isn’t the way forward in my opinion. If the tantrum is very bad I allow them to calm first and then offer cuddles. They usually happen when they are tired – Michelle Crowther
Thank you so much to my readers for these tips, between these along with my previous post we now have 17 tips to aid us in battling those tantrums! Do you have anything to add yourself? Let me know below!