The other day, I was grabbing a sandwich to eat before heading off to work. A couple with a set of twin girls came in. Just as the mom stepped up to the counter to order, the two girls ran over to the chips rack and grabbed a bag of chips each. After telling the girls they had chips at home, the father took the chips from the girls. Both resisted, but one started throwing a tantrum. The father started to take the pouting girl outside and was talking to her. Eventually she did stop pouting.
Seeing this scene made me wonder what are good parenting skills to have? What is the best way to handle a situation like this?
Every child experiences temper tantrums. This article gives tips to parents on how they can handle a child’s temper tantrum.
Publish Date: 09/04/2010 17:17
I think the parent did the right thing handling the tantrum. The parent remained calm, removed the child from the situation, and talked to her until she calmed down. But how could the situation have been avoided in the first place?
I’ll get to that in a second, but first, here are some great posts on good parenting skills:
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Now, in the situation I witnessed, the father should not have forcefully taken the chips away from the children. That was what started the tantrum. Yes, they may have had the chips at home. But I have learned that getting a child to willfully hand over the item, even if it was something they really wanted, will prevent the tantrum in the first place.
With good parenting skills, you can learn to avoid situations like this one from developing, but you can also learn how to handle them when they do happen.