4. Offer Alternative Strategies

When you sense a tantrum coming on, try to take an alternative route. Offer a distraction or a new idea. If you’re in public, bring out a new toy or a snack to divert your child’s attention from the oncoming storm. If your child is already in the thick of a tantrum, gently and firmly take their hand or shoulder, look into their eyes, and say something to calm them. Then offer them a new activity to do or a chance to go somewhere private to calm down.

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