Parenting is not at all easy, with growing age kids develop lots of behavior which is not right for them. This is the time when you need to act smart as a parent. Child goes through lot of physical and emotional changes during this age which triggers lots of behaviors in toddlers which needs attention. One of the behaviors is screaming.
How to handle when toddler screams:
• Screaming back to your toddler when they scream won’t help at all. The best way to stop the screaming is to avoid the situation that tempts your toddler to scream. For this you need to figure out the reason of their screaming.
• Ignore the screaming and allow the habit to run its natural course.
• The moment your toddler screams, walk away. Ignore him for 5-10 minutes. Then return to him and say, “If you don’t scream, we can play or eat chocolates” or name some of his favorite activities.
•The best way is to use distraction as your weapon against a screaming child. For example, if your child screams for some candy in the grocery store, try pointing out some healthy snack options instead.
Help your child to stop screaming:
• In case you can’t be around your child, make sure she’s well-rested, with a full stomach and an empty bladder. In many cases child screams when they are hungry.
• Whenever you are out for a day with your toddler keep some snacks, water and favorite toys of your child in your purse. This works well when your child is frustrated.
• Involving the kids as much as possible is also a great way to avoid screaming. Keep on speaking to them even if you are busy with some work.
• If you’re planning on eating at a restaurant with your toddler, opt for the more family friendly places rather than a quiet or more formal setting. They will feel comfortable in known surrounding.
Source: Dr. Anupam