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The best way to cut tantrums
Tantrums They are very common in young children, especially between 1 and 3 years. It is the way they have to deal with difficult feelings.
This is because the social and emotional abilities of children are just beginning to develop at this age. Little ones often don't have the words to express big emotions. They want more independence, but they fear feeling alone. And they are discovering that they can change the way the world works.
So tantrums are one of the ways they use to express and manage their feelings, and in turn, try to understand or change what happens around them.
Older children may also have tantrums. This may be because they have not learned more appropriate ways to express or manage their feelings.
In both young and older children, there are things that favor the appearance of tantrums:
- Temperament: This influences the speed and strength with which children react to things like frustrating events. Children who get angry easily can have more tantrums.
- Stress, hunger, tiredness and overstimulation: This can make it difficult for children to express and effectively manage feelings and behavior.
- Situations in which children simply cannot copeFor example, a young child may have trouble coping with an older child taking his toy away.
If you want to know how to cut a tantrum quickly and effectively, I invite you to watch the next video of the psychologist Úrsula Perona.