Children experience tantrum: How to help your child cope with it
An integral part of parenting is children's whims and tantrums. You need to be able to deal with them in a way that does not harm the child's psyche or cause injury.
If you don't know how to calm a child, nurse Jennifer Johnson shares an effective life hack. It will come in handy when travelling or at airports, Huffington Post writes.
Tantrums are normal for a child. This is one of the stages of mental development. Therefore, you should treat it with understanding and not scold your baby. It is not easy for him or her either.
So what should you do? Switch the child's attention and focus it on something else.
"Younger children may not understand what you mean, so tell them to watch their tummy go up and down," the health worker explains.
Johnson urges parents to remain calm and supportive of their child, rather than shouting or being embarrassed and saying things like, "Stop it or I'll punish you." To do this, do not raise your voice; the tone of your voice can calm the child down.
"When the child is calm, parents can explain why they are here and remind them that there will be something exciting at the end of the flight," Johnson adds.
When they calm down, you can say something like, 'I'm really glad you're calm. Thank you for listening to me."