Health Tip: Stop Toddler Tantrums Before They Start

(HealthDay News) -- It's usually tough to stop a toddler's tantrum once it starts, so the Nemours Foundation suggests how to avoid one altogether:

  • Give your child enough attention, especially when the child is exhibiting good behavior.

  • Let your toddler have control over small decisions, such as what to eat or wear.

  • Choose your battles; fighting over a small thing may not be worth it.

  • If there is something your child can't have, keep it out of sight.

  • Offer your child toys and challenges that are age-appropriate, avoiding frustration.

  • Don't push your child beyond his or her limits.

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