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How to stop intense tantrums on the spot

How to stop intense tantrums on the spot

Very intense tantrums can be so strong and come so out of the blue that it takes us by surprise not knowing what do to. Especially when they happen outside the house (Target tantrums, anyone? 🙋🏾)

The saying "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail" couldn't be truer when it comes to tantrums. And while tantrum prevention is the best way to avoid tantrums all together, below you'll find strategies to overcome them successfully on the spot. Even at Target.

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Using puzzles to help tame tantrums

Using puzzles to help tame tantrums

When your child has a tantrum coming on or is just working his or her way out of one, using a puzzle-type toy to refocus their mind and energy towards is an extremely helpful tactic. 
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Why do children tantrum?

Why do children tantrum?

Human brains develop back to front, with a more complex understanding of directions only appearing in a child after turning 4 years old. 

Accepting this reality doesn't mean there's nothing we can do. It also means that a lot of traditional methods (punishments, time-outs, taking out toys, over-lecturing) really don't work

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