DOES YOUR CHILD THROW TANTRUMS?

DOES YOUR CHILD THROW TANTRUMS?

As a Mother of grown children, I have a few words of wisdom for you young Mothers out there.  When my child started crawling and pulling up on the furniture, she would reach for things that I did not want her to have.  I started telling her NO in a firm voice and moving her hand from the object.  Eventually this worked.  I was very persisent.  That is the key! I had other Mothers tell me oh I just move the items and put them away so my
child cannot get to them.  Well I had a problem with that.  If you take your child to someone else’s house you cannot go around that persons house and put their items up.  I did of course lock up anything harmful to the child.
  
 As the child grows older here is something else to keep in mind. I’m sure we have all been to a store where you hear a parent tell their child no you cannot have that toy, only after the child throws a tantrum the parent gives in and buys the child the toy.  This is the worst thing you could do because you are rewarding bad behavior.  When your child is small is the time to tell them no when they ask for things.  Then one day you can say, you know what Mommy will buy that for you today.  Then the next time you go to the store if they ask for something just tell them no not today.  What you are doing is letting the child know not to expect a toy every time they go into the store.

I hope this helps some of you new Mothers out there.  This practice was very successful for me.  The older the child gets the harder it is going to be to break bad habits.#parentingtips
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