August 14, 2007 12:30am CST
how to raise your children? toddler, kids, young adults? The best way to approach them when they have tantrums? How to discipline them when they make mistakes?
14 Aug 07
The beauty about kids is that they easily forget about what's plaguing them. You can just distract them and they will instantly forget why they're crying. The best way to stop tantrums is to distract their attention. Children often want something they cannot have and they do not understand why they cannot have it. children's tantrums are the expressions of their desires. As children they cannot express themselves well like adults do. In desperation, they just throw tantrums. Sometimes, you can just distract their attention to another matter that will momentarily resolve that problem. There are times you cannot just resort to diversion because it needs to be dealt with more seriously. Just talk to the child sensibly (even if they don't see the sense of it), they will just sense that you mean business. They can cry and cry more but when you do not need to give in, never give in. It is bad to spoil kids, consequences are horrible. You just have to be sensitive to the situation then you will know how to deal with it. If they make mistakes and you're still in control of the situation, just talk to them like you talk to adults. Children should get used to heart-to-heart talks.