Top tips to prevent toddler tantrums

Clinical Psychologist for Nubabi, Claire Toi, shares the 3 most effective strategies in dealing with toddler tantrums.

Trigger Situations

Be aware of certain trigger situations; for some children this is the sweet stand at the supermarket tillpoint or having to leave a fun playdate


These situations can’t always be avoided, so be prepared to offer your little one some distraction, or use a count down or other cues that it’s time to go.

Offer choices

Offering choices where possible can be helpful too: “Do you want to say goodbye with a hug or a wave?” Giving your child behaviour options allows them to feel that they have some autonomy in the situation.”

For more help on how to deal with a tantruming toddler click here

Toddler tantrum

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