Sev­er­al effec­tive ways to cope with the whims of even those kids who are com­mon­ly called “hyper­ac­tive”. It will come in handy in trans­port, in line, while shop­ping, vis­it­ing a doc­tor, etc.

GAMES to help stop the tantrum:

1. How does the ket­tle boil? Tell/show your child what a boil­ing ket­tle looks like. That’s how emo­tions run in you, baby.

2. Tac­tile game. Come up with your own con­di­tions: if the moth­er touch­es the spout, the child jumps; if she stroked her head, she makes a turn around her­self; if she touched her cheek, she sits on a chair; if she stroked her back, she stands still. Start with active actions, and then move on to calm ones and grad­u­al­ly increase their dura­tion. Usu­al­ly, chil­dren real­ly like their moth­er’s gen­tle touch­es, so the child will enjoy stroking the back and will cer­tain­ly calm down com­plete­ly.

3. A moment of ten­der­ness. Look the child in the eyes, and then hug him tight­ly, kiss him, tell him how much you love him.

4. Fun­ny fan­tasies. Dream up on any top­ic, based on what sur­rounds you now. For exam­ple: if a kid had such a huge truck, what would he fill it with — sweets, ice cream, or maybe toys? And if you could take home any ani­mal from the zoo, who would the baby call to him and where would this ani­mal live? For exam­ple, would a baby give his bath to a croc­o­dile, but would he share break­fast with a hip­popota­mus?

5. Song of emo­tions. Singing is a great way to let off steam and take your mind off an unpleas­ant sit­u­a­tion. You can sing any song your child likes. And in the set “Clever. We man­age emo­tions ”there are songs spe­cial­ly writ­ten in order to express our emo­tions and expe­ri­ence them more eas­i­ly. You can sing, for exam­ple, “Angry Song” and do the breath­ing prac­tice described in it.

6. Mag­ic water. Wash the child or hold his hands under run­ning water. Water helps to cope with surg­ing emo­tions.

7. Fairy tale in real­i­ty. Does your child love pirates, dinosaurs, alien sto­ries? Then put on a show! If you see that the baby is about to burst into tears, make a the­atri­cal face, put your fin­ger to your lips and whis­per: “Shh! Did­n’t you hear any­thing? Looks like there are drag­ons walk­ing around here some­where!” You can run to the win­dow or look behind the shop win­dows. At home, in gen­er­al, you can lie on the floor and crawl to the bed — maybe drag­ons, pirates or oth­er favorite heroes of the baby hid there?! So the child will sure­ly be dis­tract­ed from the sit­u­a­tion that brought him out of him­self.

8. Draw ani­mals. If the child starts a tantrum, do not rush to react to it. Sit down, take out a pen and notepad and start draw­ing. Let it be some kind of ani­mal. Most like­ly, the baby will become inter­est­ed in what you are doing, and he will begin to guess what exact­ly you are draw­ing. Lat­er on this paper you can draw what made the child angry. When the child begins to draw what made him angry, sym­pa­thize with him: “Yes, I I know it’s very frus­trat­ing. I’d be pissed off too.” Next, dis­cuss what could have been done in this sit­u­a­tion.

9. Anti-capric bun­ny. Sew a toy bun­ny or grab a Rob­bie Bun­ny from the Good Girl®. We man­age emo­tions. Take out the toy dur­ing a whim: with it, it will be eas­i­er for the baby to calm down and talk about his emo­tions. And the book “From Tantrum to Calm­ness” describes how, with the help of a toy, to teach a child con­struc­tive ways to solve prob­lems — with­out tantrums, that is

It is not with­out rea­son that we cit­ed sev­er­al times as an exam­ple the games from the “Clever Girl®. We man­age emo­tions. Because this is a ready-made guide on how to help a child cope with a tantrum here and now, to teach a child to con­trol his emo­tions in gen­er­al.

Cheat Sheets for Par­ents con­tains tips on how to behave in the most com­mon dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions:

  • tantrums on play­grounds (did not share toys)
  • requires shop­ping in the store
  • can’t wait
  • afraid of the doc­tor, etc.

And in the book for par­ents “From Hys­te­ria to Calm­ness” there is a spe­cial sec­tion “Emo­tion­al First Aid Kit”, which con­tains funds for reg­u­lat­ing the emo­tions of the baby at dif­fer­ent ages.

Set “Umnit­sa®. Man­age emo­tions” is not just a the­o­ry. It is play­ful, col­or­ful, with a vari­ety of mate­ri­als and inter­est­ing tasks. The child will def­i­nite­ly enjoy games with Rob­bie the rab­bit, emo­tion toys, books, cards, a field and online mate­ri­als!