This 1 Easy Trick Stops Tantrums in Their Tracks. Every Parent Needs to Know! This 1 Easy Trick Stops Tantrums in Their Tracks. Every Parent Needs to Know!
Kids don’t like being told “No.” The word is usually a catalyst for an epic meltdown, especially for toddlers who also like to throw it... This 1 Easy Trick Stops Tantrums in Their Tracks. Every Parent Needs to Know!

Kids don’t like being told “No.” The word is usually a catalyst for an epic meltdown, especially for toddlers who also like to throw it back at us. Like vortexes, kiddie tantrums tend to pull in everyone and everything around them.

If you’re not prepared, you too will feel like yelling and stomping your feet. As tiny faces redden and lungs are exercised, your own patience is tested. Fear not, parents! Fellow mom Paula of the blog Beauty through Imperfection has found a way to nip tantrums in the bud.

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If you’re at home and your child doth protest nap time too much, a fallout could follow. When the pool closes but your kid doesn’t want the fun to end, alert the town crier to alert the crowd. Sound like too much? Paula says the key to avoiding a full blown outburst is prevention. So she counts.


It’s not the countdown (or count-up) that serves as a warning to the consequences for bad behavior. It’s a count to 10 to help ease little ones into transition mode. Paula’s method works like this: tell the child what’s about to occur (i.e. leaving the park); explain the change will happen when you reach 10, but the child can continue what he’s doing until then; at 10, on to the next thing.

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Reasoning that their underdeveloped emotions make it difficult for them to handle changes, Paula says this way allows children to prepare. It makes sense. Change can be scary or unnerving, especially to a toddler. While older kids may understand the concept of time, younger ones need a different approach than “5 more minutes”.

Paula learned that counting enables the parent to maintain control over a situation while giving the kid time to process time and directions. Rebellious ones are also less likely to revolt if it feels like they understand what’s coming next within a small chunk of time.

She did note that this is the way she does things when changes are about to happen, like bedtime or hopping in the car to go somewhere. Paula shared that this trick works with her son 90% of the time, and he happily moves along to what’s next. It’s cut down on screaming fits that we’re all so fond of.

Knowing your child’s personality and triggers is half of this. You’ll know if your baby is sleepy, bored, or just wants her way. Some parents set up a routine to avoid the surprises that bring a catastrophic eruption. Have snacks, toys, and a blanket at the ready.

Raising kids isn’t always a picnic, as “Exorcist-like blowouts have taught us. Just keep doing the best you can to diffuse situations calmly without anger or fits of laughter (we know the meltdowns are hilarious sometimes). You can only do what you can with a child who’s upset they can’t hug Minnie Mouse on the TV screen, or one who goes nuclear over a lost ball that’s sitting right behind him.

Have you ever tried Paula’s magical tantrum treatment before? What techniques have you used to nip and clip hissy fits? Share with us in the comments!

Henry Okafor

  • trina diaz

    2017-02-16 #1 Author

    this is an interesting article and I will be using since of these tips on my son!

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    • kenny Drima

      2017-02-17 #2 Author

      I also love this article and will be using it on ma baby …..love babys too

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  • Elicia

    2017-02-16 #3 Author

    Babies are wonderful little blessings, these are a few helpful tips that may work for you!

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  • Taylor

    2017-02-16 #4 Author

    Kids are going to touch any and everything & if you tell them no they will throw a temper tantrum

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  • Antoinette

    2017-02-17 #5 Author

    This is a very good article because my nephew like to get in things after I tell him no but these good tips

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  • Sasha Byrd

    2017-02-17 #6 Author

    Bet interesting article. My son is a special needs child so it’s sometimes hard to control his behavior.. But these techniques I could definitely use on my daughter she get older😊

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  • Lucero

    2017-02-17 #7 Author

    I can find some really useful tips here. It can be stressing to deal with this for some single mothers. But moms are wonderful and they always know the answer to everything

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  • Victoria

    2017-02-17 #8 Author

    Im going to have to try this when my son gets older 🙂

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  • Benard wade

    2017-02-17 #9 Author

    Interesting article and will be trying out this tip 👍🏾

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  • Bryanna

    2017-02-17 #10 Author

    weather you tell the child the word “no” they will still throw a tantrum.

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  • Bryanna

    2017-02-17 #11 Author

    I’m actually going to use these tips with my nephew. Hopefully it works.

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  • Sandra Rodriguez

    2017-02-17 #12 Author

    Good article, Will be using some of these tips in my boys!

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  • Hlengiwe

    2017-02-17 #13 Author

    Hahaha my mom use to do this, it works perfectly. Maybe I should also apply it yo ma kids.

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  • Stephanie

    2017-02-17 #14 Author

    My Son Caleb Is Only 7 Weeks Old, But This Article Is Sufficient and True, Lucky For Me I Will Be Adding Some Notes To My Diary About TheSe Tips…:)

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  • Whitney

    2017-02-17 #15 Author

    My baby throws tantrums i will try these steps.

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  • Jessica

    2017-02-17 #16 Author

    I think it’s totally normal for a child to throw a tantrum,but depending on how they throw the punishment May vary. You also have to understand that if you allow your child to continue this behavior and don’t train them so that they know it’s not ok to ALWAYS throw a tan trim at a certain age that behavior will get worst.

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  • Karam

    2017-02-17 #17 Author

    Interesting article..I’ll definitely try these steps with my nephew

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  • Philly

    2017-02-17 #18 Author

    Very interesting…. I will be trying this!!!

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  • Sharel

    2017-02-17 #19 Author

    I do the countdown routine as well and IR WORKS. I don’t have much patience so I count to 5 and my children understands when mommie starts counting then it’s time to get our acts together. It works while out about 90% of the time.
    I also do going to bed early or in the corner but the most convince was the countdown.

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  • Asiya

    2017-02-17 #20 Author

    I will definitely try these steps… but no child likes being told no.

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  • Sharon

    2017-02-17 #21 Author

    I can’t wait to try these steps. I have twins and they throw a fit when I get one and not the other. Imma try this and see what happens!! Great article.

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  • Ronnisha Jones

    2017-02-17 #22 Author

    Very interesting article will be trying these steps on my 3 year old

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  • Anita wealth

    2017-02-17 #23 Author

    I guess I will apply the system on my nephew

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  • Jalen

    2017-02-17 #24 Author

    if my baby every throw these tantrums , I am going to try this . I think it’s very helpful .

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  • Mckayla

    2017-02-17 #25 Author

    Very interesting!! Good to know for my son!

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  • Answa Bivins

    2017-02-17 #26 Author

    The counting method is a great tip and it works

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  • Amanda

    2017-02-17 #27 Author

    Great Details. I’ll try to follow these steps

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  • Shacorea Hicks

    2017-02-17 #28 Author

    I am going to try it for sure.

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  • Michelle

    2017-02-17 #29 Author

    My Baby Isn’t Quite At This Age Yet But Is Glad To Know These Steps Before She Reaches This Age!

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  • Talehyia

    2017-02-17 #30 Author

    This is a very interesting article. I will definitely try these steps when my child gets older. Its a very helpful article.

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  • Michelle

    2017-02-17 #31 Author

    This is something I struggle with. Hopefully these steps will help. 😊

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  • Victoria

    2017-02-17 #32 Author

    My daughter is starting to throw tantrums. I’ll definitely use this article as a reference!

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  • Rene

    2017-02-17 #33 Author

    My 1 year old is beginning to throw Tamtrums. Will defiantly try

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  • Tia

    2017-02-17 #34 Author

    This is very helpful and gives a lot of new moms ask good advice

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  • Jasmine

    2017-02-17 #35 Author

    I love this article ! Def something to try.

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  • Shaton

    2017-02-17 #36 Author

    Will be using! Very helpful

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  • Danisha Smith

    2017-02-17 #37 Author

    This Is A Really Good Article , On Showing Mothers No Matter How Bad The Tantrums You Can Control It . I Truly Love The Steps I Was Trying Them Out On Son Today

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  • lex

    2017-02-17 #38 Author

    So nice to know! My daughter has her share of tantrums on a weekly basis!

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  • Amber

    2017-02-17 #39 Author

    I find this article very helpful as I have 5 kids sonic experience tantrums all the time!!! Thanks!!

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  • Keke

    2017-02-17 #40 Author

    My son is 3 now and still has his tantrums. Everyone blames me for why he is spoiled because i give him his way but these are some good tips i can use on him and for the future kids.

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  • Sylisha

    2017-02-17 #41 Author

    I will definitely be trying this when my daughter gets of age. My son gave me hell with his tantrums.

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  • Chyra Raysor

    2017-02-17 #42 Author

    This is a very good tip and I recommend all parents to read this article if they are faced with this problem

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  • Courtney

    2017-02-17 #43 Author

    I’m going to be using some of these tips on my daughter

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  • Amanda Dominguez

    2017-02-21 #44 Author

    Very good tips I’ll be using these help tips thanks

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  • Johnica

    2017-02-22 #45 Author

    Very good tips . Thank you !! 👌🏼😊😊😊

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  • Dialyn Lacambra

    2017-03-03 #46 Author

    A very interesting article i will be using this tips..
    It will be helpful to all parent like me especially to all parents/ guardians who are facing the problems like this.. Thank you and Godbless

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  • Kayla

    2017-03-07 #47 Author

    Definitely going to give this a try!

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