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Dealing with Toddler Meltdown

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Twerp generally has a good, happy disposition. Lately though, she has been resorting to crying whenever she does not get her way. We try to avoid the meltdown triggers but the triggers are always different. 
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One day she would happily eat her broccoli with rice but today she would not have even one spoon of it. Or she wants to have juice and would not stop crying and kicking. Daddy and I stuck to our guns though. No matter how much crying and kicking she does, we don't give in. I know it's mostly because she is still unable to communicate what she wants. We try talking to her after the meltdown to explain what happened.

It's well and good when we're home but I don't know how we would deal with a meltdown outside the home. It's important not to get "bullied" by the Twerp to give in to what she wants to avoid the stares of other people. Parents should keep cool, distract the child and leave. This phase can be difficult or manageable depending on how parents handle it.

5 comments:

*MrsMartinez* July 4, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

kawawa naman si twerp ; (
xoxo

meretrisha July 5, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

oh, i believe that's what it is with my little girl these days as well... yon pala ang tawag "meltdown" hehehe. thanks for liking the new look of my blog but i bet you didn't like that I didn't have any new post lately. I promise to update later.

Kristina July 5, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

Meltdowns are always fun.... especially when you're out in public, that's the best!

Lol.. it's definitely better to ignore rather than get upset. As they say, cooler head prevail.

Dhemz July 7, 2010 at 1:11 PM  

arrgggghhh....what a challenging stage....my daughter used to do this when she was at twerp's age....:)

hahpiness July 8, 2010 at 10:35 AM  

oh no! haha. don't worry sis this is quite common.

so for my child, I make sure she has enough sleep, well rested, comfy clothes, all the food she wants and lotsa patience when we're out. we don't know when they'll have their tantrums. haha.

hey thanks for dropping by my blog. what stroller is Via using? she okay with riding on it so far?

http://hahpiness.blogspot.com

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