4 Important Questions About Tantrums

One of the behaviors most feared by parents is the appearance of tantrums in their children, especially in the first parents, we will try to answer some of the most common questions on this topic.


1. What Are the Tantrums?
Tantrums are the way a child expresses feelings and desires such as sadness, annoyance, tiredness, hunger, pain or simply imposing his will through shouting, banging, crying, etc. In a fit of confusion losing control of them.

2. At What Age Do The First Tantrums Appear?
This is very relative, my son started at 10 months of age, when I sat him in his chair to eat and wanted or did not want something he would throw himself back and hit his head repeatedly, so I have seen many babies that when someone Is charging they pull back in protest, we must take corrective measures to avoid that kind of response.

3. Should Tantrums Be Corrected?
If a tantrum is the outburst of emotions, the uncontrolled emotions should definitely be corrected, it is false that time will help the disappearance of the tantrum, rather if the necessary measures are not taken over time the behavior will aggravate and will be More difficult to eradicate it.

4. How to Correct the Tantrums?
In order to correct this behavior in our children we can follow the following principles, which must be firm against all kinds of tantrums:
a. If it is a baby who does not yet speak, rule out any kind of physical ailment or discomfort, it is also important to note if it could be neurological behavior requiring the assistance of a specialist. When my son was three years old his teacher told me to see a specialist, because when he was baby he hit his head as I said at the beginning but then older did not but his face inflamed when he felt anger , I knew that it was more a matter of character than neurological because I had observed that my son was very willful; the neurologist examined it and confirmed what I had thought, she said: Madam, your son is very healthy, what happens is that he has the strong character and wants to do what he wants.
b. It´s important teach him to express his emotions the right way, even babies. For example: if you do not like something because it bothers you and you can not talk, do not let it be thrown, say, "No, that is not done", put it in his hand and guide him to put it in his; In case you do not want to eat something that you should eat, do not allow him to do the tantrum, apply discipline and give it until he finishes, do not allow him to do arcades because it is also a type of tantrum.
c. If correcting the tantrums at home will be more difficult to do in the street, the earlier you start not allowing them, the better we should not do is to correct discipline, always firmly without reaching the psychological or psychological physical.


Rosanna Sakuma Arevalo
Master in Educational Administration

Diseñado por John Olano Mendoza. Derechos Reservados 2015