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Making your child's tantrums a rarity

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When your child throws a tantrum in public, you should treat the situation the same as you would at home. Failure to do so will give the child the idea he or she can behave differently while in a public setting.

Sending your child to timeout is just one way for a parent to deal with a tantrum.

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There are many things a parent can do when trying to calm a child down from offering them different choices to help distract them to keeping themselves calm as not to hype up your child even more.

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Crying. Screaming. Oh, and of course, "No," will be used most likely in a whining fashion. Tantrums are something most parents dread. It's easy to become frustrated or overwhelmed when your child throws a tantrum. But there are some things parents can do to make their child's tantrums a rare occurrence rather than a common one.
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    • When your child throws a tantrum in public, you should treat the situation the same as you would at home. Failure to do so will give the child the idea he or she can behave differently while in a public setting.
    • Sending your child to timeout is just one way for a parent to deal with a tantrum.
    • There are many things a parent can do when trying to calm a child down from offering them different choices to help distract them to keeping themselves calm as not to hype up your child even more.
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