Daddy's shirt upcycled to a nice little everyday dress for Ms. Yu. Daddy thinks it looks better on yu than it did on him. Pretty cool huh?
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Does your toddler throw fits over the littlest things or what appears to be nothing at all?
Temper Tantrums are a normal part of development for toddlers. When they throw them over seemingly small things, remember to them this small thing may seem like a big deal. They lack the self-regulation skills to be able to regulate their emotions. They may also lack the vocabulary of words to express what it is that's bothering them. So next time your toddler throws a temper tantrum because of what you think is nothing, stop yourself from getting angry, yelling, or punishing them for it. Instead explain to them what you see, reassure them that they are okay, and give them a hug.
For example, "I see that you are crying and screaming. It appears that you are getting frustrated over your toy not doing what it is that you want it to do. Let mommy give you a hug." Just that moment of you giving them a hug maybe just enough of a break to stop the frustration. As adults when we get frustrated, we often walk away or take breaks. This is one way to start showing your toddler how to handle frustration. Also, another way is by you modeling the same skill for them, so when you get frustrated take a break by walking away.
The lack of self-regulation skills can also affect the behavior of older children and even adults. It may come across as screaming, crying, throwing things, etc.
Self-regulation skills are simply being able to control emotions in ones self.