Meltdowns are a way of life for many children, and there’s no real way of stopping them occurring. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t deal with tantrums in the right way when they do arise.
It can be easy to think we’ve done something wrong as a parent when we see our child throw a tantrum, but it’s simply a way of a child showcasing their frustration when there’s no other form of expression.
For example, those with younger children around five or six will often find that there’s no shortage of words that come from their mouths.
Just because they do know words doesn’t mean that they are able to construct full sentences that describe their emotions, which is why some tantrums occur.
Why Children Have Tantrums
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The frustration children can feel has already been touched upon, but this isn’t the only cause of a tantrum. The following can be the cause of tantrums:
Different children will throw temper tantrums for different reasons, so it can be useful to look out for some triggers.
For example, if your child is continually becoming frustrated when losing a game, then you could have a quick chat beforehand that not everyone wins all of the time.
Similarly, if you find that children become frustrated when having to share their toys, then it may be a good idea to educate children as to why they should share, as well as the benefits of sharing.
Dealing with Tantrums
While we may become familiar with what causes a child to have a tantrum, there may still be times when you have to contend with, and taking the approach could have a detrimental effect, as well as undoing the hard work you’ve already done.
When a child throws a tantrum, it can be easy for tempers to flare.
However, it’s important that we’re able to keep our composure and ride out the tantrum. Arguing with your child often only makes the situation worse.
So who am I and what are you rambling about? I’m Chris, I’m a husband to Nadeen and a dad to my little girl Nina (20 months old at the time of writing) and just like you I’m navigating my way through parenthood, marriage, and life in general. Why the name? If you think about software for example, the term ‘Beta’ relates to the unfinished version, one of which is often full of glitches, is in testing, has some bugs and so on. This along with the play on the words ‘Better’’ brought me to the name Beta Dad Blog. I found this name quite apt, as I and this site (and like everyone else reading) is never the finished article or complete version of what they want to be. We’re’ all still in ‘Beta’ to a degree and all striving to be ‘Better’ in everything we do. What to expect To expand on what I’ve already stated. The theme of this site relates to being a parent, but also being a dad. It will provide Informative and detailed parenthood relative articles & products reviews, aimed at new & experienced parents, plus anyone wishing to purchase such related products to friends & family. Not only that but additional informative articles and products reviews related to our hobbies & pastimes, home improvements and anything else about parenting & home keeping chores 😉 Plus, Random & curated content, which you may or may not find entertaining!