Health Tip: Taming a Toddler's Tantrum09/30/10
(HealthDay News) -- Tantrums are a common part of toddlerhood,
but parents can take steps to head them off.
The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions to help avoid
- Give your child praise and attention for good behavior.
- Let your child have control over some decisions, such as
choosing the fruit to have with lunch.
- To avoid frustration, encourage your child only to play with
- Don't automatically say no when your child asks for something;
pick what's really important to deny, and say yes when you
- Don't push your child beyond his or her limits, especially when
the child is tired.
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