Toddler Tantrum At The Doctor’s Office
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to carry baby two to the doctor’s office. Anything that could get her there!
At this stage, you might also ask yourself, “Have I done this?”
Has he heard you say ‘Khana nahi kahoge to doctor injection de dega!’
So have you brought this particular toddler tantrum upon yourself? Either ways there are a few things that I’ve tried that helps to win this over.
- Be understanding.
Belittling the child’s feelings never help. The key to your toddler’s tantrum while at the doctor’s office is to understand his fear and empathize.
- Talk to your child.
Let your child know when he’s getting shots and when he’s not. No matter how little, a child likes to know what’s going to happen to his body.
- Try Role Playing.
One of the favourite pretend play of all times, try this pretend play with the little one to help your toddler get acquainted with the doctor equipment and procedures.
- Ask Daddy To Help!
Like it or not, kids are far more disciplined and toddler tantrums are at their minimal when the father is around. Asking him to take the little one to the doctor might be your answer.
- Offer a gift
Offering a chocolate, a book or something the child wants after the visit to the doctor usually helps the child get through a difficult visit. I’ve seen this works very well to dissipate the toddler tantrum specially when the kids need a shot!
Meal Time Toddler Tantrum And How To Win It!
I’m not joking but there have been times when waiting for the toddler to finish meals has been so long that I worried I’d turn into this!!
Full of delays and tantrums, the free thinking toddler want’s everything that’s not on the plate!
I discovered that they could be throwing a tantrum because he’s probably tired, expecting new flavours for his palette, can’t express what he wants!
I’ve been through these and the mentioned below pointers have miraculously lessened my struggles:
- Don’t make it a power struggle.
Your child has to eat for himself and this should not end with you begging him to eat. This is indicative of your toddler having power over you and is certainly paving the way to greater struggle.
- Allow your toddler self feed even though it means a little mess.
Self feeding is a major stimulant for the child. Also when a toddler self feeds, he is actively involved in the process thus making him more independent and interested in eating.
- Offer tiny helpings of food.
Little portions of food are less intimidating for the toddler. There’s always a refill.
- Try different flavours.
Toddlers have evolving palettes. Don’t offer similar foods every day.
- Restrict snacks between meals.
Snacks interfere with the mail meals because your child might already be full before dinner time.
Classic Toddler Tantrum In The Super Market
I don’t know a parent who hasn’t seen this happen!! For the longest time I didn’t take my kids to the supermarket! But then there are those times when you just have to and here’s how I managed to survive it!
Know the tantrum
Hunger? Fatigue? Lack of sleep? Or plain manipulation? Know where your toddler is coming from and when it’s ok to switch on the ‘I must ignore this’ mode.
- Limit the time you spend in the supermarket.
- Before you go in, remind your child of the rules and what is expected of him in the store.
- Allow him a single purchase at the end of the trip. It gives them purpose to sit through.
- Involve the child by asking questions and assigning chores.
- Be liberal with praise on their behavior.
- And if he begins to throw a tantrum? ‘Look away and ignore until the tantrum is over! Don’t worry about what other people in the store think-they probably are happy that the child isn’t yours!