Toddler Tantrums Burlington VT

Why does a toddler tantrum occur? From a cheerful personality, in just an instance, he could change into a totally different person. It could be that the toddler is going through a new phase in his young life in Burlington.

Elizabeth Lemaire-Jenkins
(802) 655-0585
Winooski, VT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gale Holtz Golden, LICSW, BCD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
(802) 864-0757
86. St. Paul Street
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Depression,Divorce,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Education
Clinical social work degree from Bryn Mawr College graduate school of social work (1963). Postgraduate work in psychology and psychiatry at Syracuse University and Upstate Medical Center 1977-1979. Yearly continuingeducation and peer collaboration
Insurance
Yes

Jessica Donnelly
(802) 518-4623 x397
112 Lake Street
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cherie J Troyen
(802) 651-7505
Colchester, VT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Associates In Psychotherapy & Family Counseling
(802) 658-4208
34 Patchen Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Associates in Couples Counseling
(802) 518-0962
Associates in Couples Counseling431 Pine Street
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Marriage Counseling, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Antioch New England Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Kristen McEvoy
(802) 656-3340
Burlington, VT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rebecca Boedges
(802) 922-2400
South Burlington, VT
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nicole Williams
(802) 857-7000
Essex Junction, VT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Synergy Counseling Group
(802) 651-9880
56 W Twin Oaks Ter
South Burlington, VT
 

Toddler Tantrums

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Have you ever experienced dealing with toddler tantrum thrown by your own three-year-old? You were in the midst of checking and comparing the prices of items on the supermarket shelves, when suddenly your toddler tugged your blouse and demanded to have a packet of sweets. With a firm ‘no’, you continued with your purchase. Then, as if, you have physically hurt him, he started crying and screaming, attracting the attention of all the other shoppers.

Why does toddler tantrum occur? From a cheerful personality, in just an instance, he could change into a totally different person. It could be that the toddler is going through a new phase in his young life. The arrival of a new sibling could mean he will not get the full attention he used to get anymore. He needs to adjust to a totally different situation. Another possible reason is that if he could not understand the reason why an adult had to say no to his request. There are also instances whereby, a toddler throws tantrum when he is tired or feeling sleepy.

As parents, we need to recognize all these tell-tales so as not to create scenes especially when we are having family outings or visiting family and friends. Toddlers tantrums can happen anywhere. Be it in the comfort of your home, in the park, shopping malls or at his playschool. A toddler cannot distinguish where and when they should or should not throw a tantrum. If it happens during outings, the parents should be calm and not add more to the already highly-charged emotions! Time wise, your toddler could also choose to say his piece during your morning rush hours to work. Things can go wrong easily and if not resolved properly, will leave you feeling anxiety and adding stress at work.

So, how are parents to handle toddler tantrum? One can try to distract him. For example, if he insists on buying a toy (which he already has a few at home), try distracting him. Trying to reason to him at this moment will bring no benefits to both parties. Once he has calm down, then only start communicating with him. However, not all the distractions will give positive results. Offering other alternatives may also bring about another tantrum from him (if you decide not to buy him the toy)! If this happens, just pick him up and leave the place. No talking will knock any sense into him at that moment.

Parents too need to have their emotions in control. Try not to lose any temper and the best of all is to prepare yourself for all this eventuality. In whatever method that you choose always be firm and consistent. Stay calm when faced with this situation. Be sensitive to toddler’s changing moods and also his routine. In the end you will notice that, all he wants is just your undivided attention and love.

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