One of the worst things about tantrums is all the unnecessary advice. When you're trying to wrangle a screaming, snarling toddler away from whatever item they shouldn't touch, the last thing you need is a stranger's comments. Why people seem to think what parents really need in the middle of an epic meltdown is unsolicited advice confounds me. However, there are some tried and tested tricks parents use to get their toddler to stop throwing a tantrum.
In my humble opinion, tips from those right in the middle of the early parenting years have an extra validity to them. It's always worth learning some new approaches to avoiding and dealing with inevitable tantrums, especially if you find what you are currently doing just isn't working.
Tantrums are a normal part of child development. When children throw themselves on the floor and have a big scream they are telling you they don't have the resources available to deal with their feelings in this moment. As parents, it can be so difficult not to lose our temper and throw our own tantrum when faced with a screaming toddler. However, there is a better way, so stay cool and try out some of these tips from the front lines of parenting a toddler: