Question by  Janarthanan (42)

Is there anything I can do to prevent temper tantrums in my 13 month old?

The child just seems so angry.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

That is a hard age because they are not old enough to completly understand. I would suggest putting them in time out after they have a big one and maybe they will think about it next time.


Answer by  fannyloo (90)

Children this age are easily frustrated. They are learning new challenging skills & struggle with trying to communicate and be understood. An easy ways to prevent temper tantrums is to plan ahead. Enough snacks, good naps, preventing boredom, and keeping children on a predictable schedule will help mitigate meltdowns.


Answer by  Naimad (98)

Well yes, the best thing is to prevent and we avoid that by making things clear. Little ones are small grown ups they do understand the good and the bad. But giving out the reasons of the NO is the best way to avoid Temper Tantrums, lets say. You can not eat ice cream, because you will get sick.


Answer by  str8upcutie83 (471)

Usually children this age have tantrums because they have a hard time communicating. The best way to handle these power struggles is to offer them two choices, making so that no matter what they choose you will be happy either way. This makes them feel like they have gotten what they wanted and had some control of the situation.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

At the age of 13 months old the best thing to do is to distract the child and redirect him or her so that he does not focus on what is causing the temper tantrum. If this does not work then try placing him in his crib till he can calm down.

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