IF you’re a parent of young children, you know that temper tantrums are always lurking around the corner.
Many mothers and fathers don’t know how to anticipate or stop these tantrums, leaving them feeling helpless in the face of their crying baby.
A child development doctor named Dr. Kristyn Sommer, who is known on TikTok by @dkristynsommer said there is a scientifically proven way to stop your kids from making a scene once they start.
“If your toddler is about to burst into a screeching fireball because you just served him a dinner he didn’t want, didn’t request, here’s what you do.
“You offer two options.”
As an example, the doctor said you can ask them if they want the blue plate or the purple plate.
“Now why on earth does this work to get kids to stop their tantrums right away?
“Well, choices are key to power struggles in toddlers.”
Just like you and me, toddlers don’t want to be told what to do all day, every day.
“In the end, it’s a tug of war for power.
“By giving your toddler choices, you give them that power.”
Whether the choice is trivial or not doesn’t matter—it’s still that illusion of choice that satisfies the toddler.
Many parents were enthusiastic about the tip:
“I just used this and it worked perfectly! He wanted ice cream for breakfast so I offered cereal or Up & Go and he was happy,” commented one viewer.
“I always offer a small selection. Toddlers love feeling in control and learning to be their own person,” added another.
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