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Gentle parenting strategies for coping with toddler tantrums
You may have noticed at around 18 months, your toddler developed some BIG behaviours. Toddlers crave independence in their little lives but they still need a lot of help! This leads to confusing emotions. Emotions they don’t yet understand, can’t cope with and don’t know how to verbalise. Phew! Basically these big emotions are behind those big behaviours and toddler tantrums, or as I prefer to think of them – meltdowns! If you are going through this phase right now then keep reading to learn my tried and tested gentle parenting strategies for coping with toddler tantrums.
Five top tips for coping with toddler tantrums
Toddler tantrums are a big deal. Especially when you are living with them day in and day out. Toddlers are little people just discovering their independence and they need the time and space to learn how to communicate big feelings. The trouble is that the way they often express themselves in screaming, crying, whining and grabbing tends to bring out big feelings in parents too! Keep reading to get my five top tips for coping with toddler tantrums.
Boost your child’s speech and language skills at home
Did you know that babies and toddlers are laying the foundations for all of their communication skills as an adult? The idea that you need to teach them EVERYTHING might feel rather overwhelming. But don’t panic! You can help to boost your child’s speech and language skills at home by introducing these simple activities.