This Mom Found A Tantrum Hack And It's Awesome

This mother's parenting style helped her discover a tantrum hack, or shortcut to dealing with a toddler tantrum. During the tantrum, hold your child close and remind them of their favorite things: relatives, pets, stories, things you've done together. The pleasant associations help your child re-connect to their pre-tantrum state, feel better, and develop emotional tools to cope with stress.
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This Mom Found A Tantrum Hack And It's Awesome

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I found a new way of dealing with temper tantrums and I'm really excited about it. So, my daughter used to freak out and be freaking out for half an hour or 20 minutes and I live in an apartment building and it’s just not going to work. It doesn’t work for the neighbors. It doesn’t work for me. What I found is when I hold her and I reassure her that I love her and then I start talking about all the things that she loves – my mother’s dog, characters that she loves, books that we’ve read, I can see her slowly start to connect to the things that she loves and whatever she’s freaking out about becomes less important and then she almost forgets why she’s upset. She starts talking about “My mother’s dog da-da-da” and I found that the temper tantrum less time and it’s not as loud and it doesn’t become such a trauma because her freaking out will freak me out. So, that's how I deal with temper tantrums.

This mother's parenting style helped her discover a tantrum hack, or shortcut to dealing with a toddler tantrum. During the tantrum, hold your child close and remind them of their favorite things: relatives, pets, stories, things you've done together. The pleasant associations help your child re-connect to their pre-tantrum state, feel better, and develop emotional tools to cope with stress.

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Tanayi Seabrook has performed multiple roles on television productions-managing staffs, writing scripts, scheduling, budgeting, rights clearances, archival research and location scouting. At Peter Jones Productions, Tanayi was part of the production staff for a variety of episodes for A&E Network's Biography series, plus multiple programs for Turner Classic Movies. For five years Tanayi was on staff at Blackside, Inc., producers of the landmark PBS civil rights documentary series Eyes On the Prize. Tanayi worked on the PBS programs I'll Make Me A World: A Century of African American Art and Artists as well as This Far By Faith: African American Spiritual Journeys. She recently finished shooting a short film entitled The Cab, which she wrote and produced. Tanayi attended State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She also studied abroad at La Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. 

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