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What do I do about my child’s Cranky Behavior?

What do I do about my child’s Cranky Behavior?

It is more common in sensitive children and may occur due to the frustration of not being able

to express a feeling or perform something beyond their skills and abilities for the age. Some tips to avoid

cranky behavior:

  • Watch for triggers like boredom, hunger, frustration due to inability to do something, lack of attention. When he is trying to do something, try to show him how to do it as a facilitator rather than doing it for him or redirect him to easier activities.
  • Watch out for pre-tantrum symptoms such as facial expressions and body language and come to help immediately before tantrums get started.
  • Tantrums are of two types – “frustration tantrums” need empathy and “manipulative tantrums” needs firm disciplining.
  • Communicate about reasons for your action
  • If a child is angry, try not to do the same thing. If you have low anger tolerance, walk away from the scene, take deep breaths, count to ten, gather your thoughts and react calmly. Remember, it is just a passing phase and normal for his age and will probably disappear by the time the child is 18 months to 2 year old.
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