Introduction: The Montessori Approach to Tantrums
Tantrums are a normal part of childhood and they are usually a sign that a child is tired, hungry or thirsty. However, tantrums can be disruptive to the family and those around them. In this article, we will explore the Montessori approach to handling tantrums and how it can help parents in dealing with their children’s outbursts.
This article is about how to handle tantrums. The Montessori approach to tantrums is very different from the traditional one.
The author starts with a quote by Maria Montessori,
The child has an infinite capacity for adaptation. This is the core of her philosophy and it influences how she handles tantrums.
She first talks about how we should not interpret a child’s tantrum as a sign of weakness or bad behavior, but rather as a sign that something needs to change in their environment.
The author then talks about what you should do when your child has a tantrum, and what you should not do during toddler tantrum. “Don’t give in to your toddler’s demands and don’t try to force the issue, reasoning with them is ineffective.”Instead of doing this, let them release their frustration by doing something they like.”One thing that you should not do during a tantrum, is yelling or questioning.
You should do some mindfulness and be mindful of your emotions. When you notice that you are feeling angry and agitated, you should remind yourself that your child is a person and deserves to be treated with kindness
Tip #1 – Avoiding the Triggers
Tip #2 – Understanding the Cause
Tip #3 – Creating a Plan of Action