from Hand in Hand Parenting‘s Parent Rescue Service
[One of the most common aggravations parents experience] is when your child throws tantrums, especially in public!
There are certain common situations in which young children can become emotionally charged. Here are just a few of them.
- Being with several people: being with the whole family at dinner, at a family gathering, a meeting, a birthday party, the grocery store, church, or temple.
- Moving from one activity to another: leaving home for day care; leaving day care for home; stopping play for dinner; and going to bed.
- Being with a parent who is under stress: the parent is cooking, cleaning, shopping, trying to finish a task on time, or is upset because there’s so little help.
- At the end of any especially close or fun-filled time: after a trip to the park; after a good friend leaves; after wrestling, chasing, or laughing with Mom or Dad.
- When your child bursts out with feelings, slow down the action, and listen. Listen until he is done. Because of this cry, your whole day and his will improve.
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