2 year old Christian was having constant tantrums. Mom had been completely frustrated. Now, when she notices a tantrum coming on, she gives him a choice. She noticed that they occur on leaving a place or when he doesn’t get his way. When it’s time to leave, she will say, “Would you like to go in your stroller or walk?” Christian happily chooses one or the other and leaves willingly. If he doesn’t have his way, she offers him a choice of two acceptable alternatives and he willingly chooses. She noticed that he still has tantrums just as often, but they are being redirected almost immediately and not escalating out of control. Great job, mom, finding a tool that works on those tantrums!
Danelle Bradley, Moorpark