10 Parenting Tips to Calm Down Any Child In a Minute

  • Published: 14 December 2017
  • Tantrums are very common in kids aged 1 to 4. More than half of kids let their frustration out at least once a week, or more often.
    Why do they do it?
    By the time they turn 3 or 4, kids have much better language skills than babies, of course, but their vocabulary is still not advanced enough to describe everything they feel. So what can you do to prevent your kids from going crazy now and then?

    Make your child feel comfortable 1:21
    Let your toddler choose 2:08
    Find out what's really bothering your kid 2:58
    Distract your little one 3:40
    Become a good teacher for your kid 4:23
    Do not provoke tantrums 5:20
    Use positive words 5:56
    Keep a straight face 6:30
    Give praise when the kid deserves it 7:00
    Be smart about the pocket money 7:38

    - If you are going out for a longer time, take their favorite blanket with you. It will give them the feeling of home and safety. When you are a parent, you tend to take plenty of stuff with you even when you leave the house for an hour. If someone is making fun of you, let them.
    - Start with little things, which will make him or her feel like they are in control. Control also means responsibility. They will of course not know it just now, but they will see how their choices affect what they do and how they feel.
    - don’ta get the message; they don’t get the answer. What do they do? Throw a tantrum. Dr. Hoecker offers the following solution: try to create a sign language your kid will understand and remember. Teach them to show basic words like “food,” “milk,” “sleep” and so on.
    - Your child will unlikely be getting over a breakup or job loss, but they have their own concerns, as we know. When you feel danger is coming, the baby’s face is reddening, or they are giving other signs of a tantrum to follow, distract them. “Let’s go for a walk,” “How about we read your favorite book” are all great ways to divert your child’s fleeting attention.
    - Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of Parents Do Make a Difference, explains that kids really want to do what is right, but sometimes they just don’t know what that is. Explain your concerns and fears, never yell at or in front of your kid. You could even make up an “angry vocabulary” for your child. That would be a list of words to express negative emotions.
    - Your kid doesn’t like to be forcefully interrupted, or feels uncomfortable about doing certain things? Give them warning before they have to do it and explain why it is necessary.
    - Millions of people in 47 countries around the world love Supernanny. This modern-day Mary Poppins gives great parenting advice. One of the things she suggests is using positive instead of the negative. Every time you feel like screaming "no," "don’t" and "stop," don’t do it. “Don’t jump on the couch” could motivate your kid to do the opposite, especially if they are moody.
    - Introduce the new family rule to your kid. When he or she starts whining, you have the right not to respond to them. If that happens, keep your face straight. You made a deal, right? Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., coauthor of Positive Discipline for Preschoolers recommends that you also introduce a warning sign which will show you are going to stop listening.
    - We are not just talking about money here. Your baby will unlikely appreciate it, anyway. Thank the kids for doing something right. Doctor Michele Borba thinks it is a good idea to say things like "Thanks for using your normal voice" or "My ears love that voice."
    - All families are different and have different income. There is no universal answer for “how much pocket money to give your kid” in numbers. Rooster Money, a resourcefully focused on how you should go about pocket money for your child, offers an Allowance Report. It says four-year-olds get an average of $2.82. This amount is slowly growing and doubles by the time the kid turns 9.

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Comments • 779

    BRIGHT SIDE   8 months back

    Hey there! How many kids do you have or wanna have?

    Is your child naughty? Be sure to watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyYViqXZvtY

  • Nandini Singh
    Nandini Singh  11 hours back

    I'm married but I don't have a child still . I'm watching this video to get prepared when he or she comes... 😊😊😊

    • Kousalyaa Chandrasekar

      I always distract my kid if he throws tantrums

      • Lenny XD
        Lenny XD  1 weeks back

        Simply use Asian Discipline

        • Jose Orozco
          Jose Orozco  2 weeks back

          To avoid those tips just don't have any kids

          • Kid Kid ART
            Kid Kid ART  2 weeks back

            It is good video. Good information!!

            • Old Zook Light
              Old Zook Light  2 weeks back

              How on earth did I ever manage to misread “Dad” as “Don’t” in the thumbnail?

              • Aminah Mosley
                Aminah Mosley  3 weeks back

                #3 & #4

                • MamaD Daily
                  MamaD Daily  3 weeks back

                  Good Tips 👍👍

                  • Ayesha Sami
                    Ayesha Sami  3 weeks back

                    great parenting tips

                    • rebornsloved2016 rebornsloved2016

                      I'm 14 and I get $20 a week

                      • kiran raja
                        kiran raja  4 weeks back

                        I'm a single mom and doing job and drop my daughter on daycare but I'm not satisfied my mind all Time think about her did she eat did she drinks I don't know she feels ok in daycare really guys it's really hard for me she miss her dad too but he left me my daughter my mind is stuck so many thing I can't sleep well

                        • Cubano 323
                          Cubano 323  4 weeks back

                          All I have to say is que viene el cucuy and it’s all over.

                          • shwan hawrami
                            shwan hawrami  4 weeks back

                            I get £00:00

                            • Saimazing Life
                              Saimazing Life  4 weeks back

                              I taught primary, middle, and hush school and sign language worked wonders...at as my age I say use it 👍🏽

                              • ItzMe, Kk
                                ItzMe, Kk  1 months back

                                *abandon them.*

                                • tads73
                                  tads73  1 months back

                                  Don't let them choose where to go on vacation? Shouldn't they choose Disney or seaworld? What about the choice of a family vacation to Vegas or Reno?

                                  • Rastafariane1
                                    Rastafariane1  1 months back

                                    A child having a tantrum is dealing with an overload of emotions. They are just kids and don't know how to deal with emotions yet.

                                    • victor lee
                                      victor lee  2 months back

                                      so useful and awesome. I appreciate it for sharing this great video.

                                      • Skooky From The Future/Autism/Autistic

                                        Parent: IT DIDN'T WORK!!

                                        • Rolandia Gale
                                          Rolandia Gale  2 months back

                                          My baby is too friendly with anyone when we go out and she’s only 4 years old I don’t know how to stop her.when I go to the store before we go in I tell her to not say to strangers she always forgot and say sorry mom and I feel uncomfortable.

                                          • Aaron or Arun
                                            Aaron or Arun  2 months back

                                            "give them warning" hmm?

                                            • Gabriela Peter
                                              Gabriela Peter  2 months back

                                              As a mother I feel like those things are not working out

                                              • Brad Hargis
                                                Brad Hargis  2 months back

                                                Pocket money?! You mean lunch money right?

                                                • UNik S2
                                                  UNik S2  2 months back

                                                  I can’t stop yelling of my kids. If don’t do that. They thought i spoiled them then turning really bad behavier

                                                  • Little Bookworms
                                                    Little Bookworms  2 months back

                                                    Thank you for the tips :) I know friends who pay their child for doing house chores, I'll recommend her to watch this video :)

                                                    • Shaniafan1
                                                      Shaniafan1  2 months back

                                                      What about the gold star method? I remember that one in reading class.

                                                      • Shaniafan1
                                                        Shaniafan1  2 months back

                                                        Working in childcare helped me with some of these. And it’s going to help for when I have kids. Sooner rather than later.

                                                        • Shaniafan1
                                                          Shaniafan1  2 months back

                                                          If I fell over as a kid mum would help me up then say smack the ground it’s naughty because it hurt you. So I did and it worked lol.

                                                          • Shaniafan1
                                                            Shaniafan1  2 months back

                                                            When I was a kid if I fell over and started to cry mum would help me up and say smack the ground it’s naughty for hurting you. So I did and it worked lol.

                                                            • Khalida Khanom
                                                              Khalida Khanom  2 months back

                                                              Imagine kids are watching this

                                                              • Jhean Regalado
                                                                Jhean Regalado  2 months back

                                                                I always say 'I love you' whenever my child starts to cry, then he stop for a moment and say 'I love you so much, Love ( then he hug me)'.. I don't know when I started that trick but it's effective 😂

                                                                • Shaun Allen
                                                                  Shaun Allen  2 months back

                                                                  This is all horseshit. Fair it mightve worked for ONE kid but you can't write a definitive book on child raising

                                                                  • Waste Oil
                                                                    Waste Oil  2 months back

                                                                    That’s not true🧠🧠🧠👅👅👅

                                                                    • مع وسام
                                                                      مع وسام  2 months back

                                                                      Good advice..

                                                                      • Nyana the kid
                                                                        Nyana the kid  3 months back

                                                                        Oh wait im only 10

                                                                        • George Hatworth
                                                                          George Hatworth  3 months back

                                                                          "Tantrums are very common in kids aged 1 to 4."  And also among adults.  They just act up in more subtle ways, e.g. loud talking, pointless bickering, endless B.S., etc.

                                                                          • Penny Trui
                                                                            Penny Trui  3 months back

                                                                            Please don't follow this bs.

                                                                            • Penny Trui
                                                                              Penny Trui  3 months back

                                                                              The tantrum can last for hours not in Suriname lol.

                                                                              • Zainab Nasir
                                                                                Zainab Nasir  3 months back

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                                                                                • Zainab Nasir
                                                                                  Zainab Nasir  3 months back

                                                                                  What you could do is not teach them good grade is all this teaches if they get bad grade they will not get job

                                                                                  • Go team teal Go
                                                                                    Go team teal Go  3 months back


                                                                                    Hit them with a chancla!

                                                                                  • feelmd ks
                                                                                    feelmd ks  3 months back

                                                                                    only people that live on the mountains dont know these "tips",,, and im not sure even for them lol

                                                                                    • Parth Patel
                                                                                      Parth Patel  2 months back

                                                                                      feelmd ks actually where r u from?

                                                                                  • Nithyasree Sathyanarayanan

                                                                                    Conclusion: I still am that 4 year old kid although I’m 17😂

                                                                                    • Nomadic Vet
                                                                                      Nomadic Vet  3 months back

                                                                                      Hit the kid! Kids that grow up like this end up cursing at the parents and becoming too soft for the real adult world.

                                                                                      • Lena Mut
                                                                                        Lena Mut  3 months back

                                                                                        I just need to look at you once and your mouth is shut

                                                                                        • DJ Asks
                                                                                          DJ Asks  3 months back

                                                                                          First off, it isnt wise to see temper tantrums as an enemy

                                                                                          • Khulood Al Haj
                                                                                            Khulood Al Haj  4 months back

                                                                                            Me kid