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What tantrums ✅Do mean! Toddler tantrums - gentle parenting - peaceful parenting

Published on May 28, 2022
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If you're like most parents, then the word "tantrum" probably sends shivers down your spine. I know it does for me! The truth about tantrums, though, is that they're actually trying to communicate something important about how your child feels—they just don't have the words yet. A tantrum is a child's way of telling you that something is wrong. It doesn't mean that your child is a bad kid, or that you are a bad parent. It means that your child has reached their limit, and the best thing you can do for them is to help them feel better.
     If we can figure out what tantrums mean, we can do our best to eliminate their cause.
      Unfortunately, tantrums are so emotionally charged that they're often difficult even for adults to deal with in a calm manner. That's why it's so important to understand "why" before you try anything else: if we understand what our kids are trying to tell us when they throw these fits, we'll be better equipped to react with love and compassion instead of fear and anger (key ingredients in ending said fit).
        Here are some things tantrums Do mean:
          🤍I'm overwhelmed.
          • 🤍I'm trying to tell you about a need I have.
          • 🤍I'm possibly hungry, tired, overwhelmed, lonely, or angry and I don't know how to handle that yet.
          • 🤍 I need to learn a new way to ask you for this need when I am calm.
          • 🤍 I'm new at figuring out big feelings.
          • 🤍 My brain can't understand you when I'm feeling this much emotion.
          • 🤍 I need you to be calm so I can figure out these feelings.
          • 🤍 I don't want to be acting this way,
          • 🤍 I'm watching how you respond to my big feelings so I know how to respond next time.
          🤍I love you and feel safe with you.
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