Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Needs of the Day

 

At one time or another, very young children need to express themselves, using their words, while other children throw themselves on the floor. The dropping to the floor and high wailing is irritating , if not infuriating. But we are the adults. We are the ones in charge.

These future adults are honing their skills in action and in words.


This video is 6 minutes long, worth every second!  This man is very wise.

From America's Funniest Video, about 1:30.
I wonder what became of this boy?

Remember: you are an adult. You do not throw tantrums. You do not stomp off and slam doors. You do not throw yourself on the floor.  You control yourself.  How is this working out for you? Oh, go ahead, cut loose!  






29 comments:

  1. He sought him out and then threw a fit again - no!!!!!

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  2. But sometimes I want to throw a tantrum! ;)

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  3. "Remember: you are an adult."
    Hold on now. Let's not get carried away.

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  4. WE planned to raise our kids perfectly, I am not sure what happened but I know it was before the falling on the floor tantrums time. They weren't ideal, but they sure did give us some PERFECT grand kids. LOL

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    1. Those gr-kids are a reward for surviving the teenage angst.

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  5. That dad knows his stuff.

    One friend of mine was babysitting when the child started to throw a tantrum. She picked the little girl up, tucked the child under her arm, opened the back door, set her on the porch in the same position she'd been in while in the house and told her, when you are done, knock on the door and I'll let you back in.

    She kept an eye out on the girl through the window. The child was so shocked, she got up, knocked on the door, said she was through, and behaved the rest of the evening!

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  6. I'm going to hold my breath until I turn blue!

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  7. A work colleague had a child who regularly threw tantrums. She had left toddlehood well behind and was nearly 10. The more public the better.
    My colleague waited until she could see the early warning signs and flung herself to the floor in a department store, kicking and screaming. The child begged her to get up and a deal was struck. To the best of my knowledge that child had no more public tantrums.

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  8. I thought the little boy getting up and moving to where his mother could see him was hilarious. I too wonder how long it took him to realize that it wasn't working.

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  9. There are times when I would love to throw a tantrum. But I don't! I have slammed a few doors in my day and threw a head of lettuce...oh, I also kicked a plate of some casserole concoction against the wall...I was young, like 21 when I did that. I guess I was a brat then but I have mended my evil ways now! Ha!

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  10. I am trying to curb tantrums. It leaves me with that Jack Nicholson smile in my head, at least...

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  11. I love the kids arguing with Dad. I myself do not throw tantrums, but do sometimes throw my arms up in the air and swear through my clenched teeth. Usually when the laptop isn't doing what it should.

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  12. Some hilarious comments here that had me laughing. I never experienced tantrums out in the public so I guess I was lucky. :)

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  13. If I threw myself on the floor I'd never be able to get up again!

    I do let loose with a few growls at times...but as I live alone, only with my two furry mates as my roomies, no one, other than them, hear me! :)

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  14. I wish all parents raised their kiddos to listen to them and not feel so privileged. It makes such a difference in so many ways. I see it every day.

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  15. One of my daughters threw a wobbly in the supermarket when she was a toddler. I got her out the shopping trolley (cart) and took her back to the car, strapped her in her car seat and sat there. I told her I'd sit there and wait until she calmed down and then we'd go back inside. It took a while so I just sat there until she stopped. She never had a tantrum whilst out shopping again.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!