Your toddler is adorable as pie until suddenly, he’s face down kicking and screaming in the middle of Victoria’s Secret (yeah, whose idea was it to bring him? Well, you really needed to use that sweet coupon…) and making a whole big scene.
What did you do that was so offensive to said toddler? Oh, say the word “No.”
Telling a toddler no is a guaranteed way to earn yourself one big fat tantrum, but hey, that’s just all part of development, right mom?
Before you send your toddler packing to a sweatshop to make overpriced toys or sweatshirts, you should buck up mom, and simply learn and understand the delicate process of the toddler temper tantrum.
Stage 1: This Isn’t Going to Go My Way, Is It?
This is right when your toddler realizes that mom is about to say no or do something said toddler doesn’t want her to do. It’s when your toddler understands that she’s not going to get her way. It’s when your toddler starts to turn red, get fidgety or simply, start to raise the volume of her cry or of her voice. This stage always happens in public.
Read More: The 5 Stages of the Toddler Tantrum
It Gets Ugly,