My son seems to have such the range of emotions theses days. Just last night he had an emotional (is there any other kind?) fit over his Spiderman tee, his obsession with Spidey has reach new heights. When Spidey isn’t dominating our evening it could be anything from I didn’t quite understand the sentence he just said or didn’t respond in an efficient manner to a request (more like demand.) This is met by an outburst, he is quick to issue an apology or declare love after an episode, however they can be quite exasperating for the entire family. I am trying to understand this range of emotion as his independence grows and confuses him and frankly his mother. I try to remain calm and wait out the tantrums, other times I have to simply leave the room. Below are some tips and links that have been helpful in tantrum control, if there is such a thing!
With some forward thinking it’s possible to cut down tantrums or make then less overwhelming.
If the above doesn’t work and a tantrum kicks off, here are suggestion on ways you can soothe your child.
Once a tantrum blows over, don’t go on about it. Cuddle and make up.
Links I found helpful:
Tantrum Threes worse then terrible twos via Babble
How To Handle Your Child’s Tantrum via Wikihow
Tips via BBC Parenting