My little one is mid-way between 3 and 4. There are days when she’s an angel and I’m, Oh so grateful to have such a lovely daughter. But there are days when she simply would do as she please (not to say very unpleasant). Having gone through so many occasions of tantrums, I’ve applied so many techniques from shouting, to ignoring, but the best way to dissipate a tantrum is Communication!!!
The best way I always deal with the situation now is to talk to her calmly. But first of all, when a child throws a tantrum, we as parents should never feel emotional about it, else we won’t be able to apply what I’m going to show you here.
Step 1: Calm down , don’t start feeling irritated (I know it’s not easy, but you need to try), think about how you are going to deal with the situation rather than get into her world
Step 2: With a very calm and soft voice, sit her down and set your expectations about the situation. Let her know that the way she’s reacting will not help her getting what she needs. But being nice will help her get what she wants.
Step 3: Switch to humor to shift things a bit more
The key is to communicate with your child clearly and to set expectations very clearly so that they know how it works. Don’t forget, they are still learning!