Even the most laidback of mums can find stroppy two-year-olds testing, so read these top tantrum tips from expert Sally Coulthard...
Early morning tantrumsGet up a little earlier. Mornings are the peak tantrum time and your patience wears thin in the dash to get to work, the nursery and the shops. Give yourself a few extra minutes to save tempers all round.
What triggers the toddler tantrums?Remember that loud noises, new people, strange places and scary situations can also trigger tantrums in young children.
Avoiding toddler tantrums at homeMake your house safe. If all you ever say is 'Don't touch that', you're inviting her to get frustrated and lose her temper.
Think about your childDon't overdo it. A tired, hungry child is a tantrum waiting to happen. Stick to regular mealtimes and bedtimes.
Coping in a public placeDon't make a scene. If you're in a public place, take your child to another room, a quiet corner or the car park until she's calmed down.
Sally Coulthard is a working mum and author of "The Parents' Book Of Checklists - From Toddlers To Teenagers
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