Throwing a tantrum, pitching a fit, having a meltdown.
Screaming, kicking, and generally full body gyrations are involved in the throwing, pitching, and having an emotional (and physical) outburst.
A friend of mine mentioned on Facebook her son was having one of those moments, right next to her. It appeared to involve being denied the use of a particular chair.
This mom is a seasoned mom, kid number 5. She was able to express her exasperation with a *Sigh*. She’s seen this before, many times. She knows it’s a moment. And she knows there is a good likelihood the moment will return.
She’s calm. She’s a realist.
Two important qualities for a parent to have.
Tantrums aren’t all the same. They may look the same but the way to prevent each is very different.
Lori Wildenberg has some exciting news! Her 5th book, The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections is coming Fall 2018 from New Hope Publishers. (It is available for pre-order over at New Hope or on Amazon!) Lori is passionate about helping families create connections that last a lifetime. Her books and talks reflect her heart and mission. She meets parents where they are with her warmth, transparency, humor, and straight-forward faith-filled approach. Lori is a licensed parent and family educator, national speaker, co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting. lead mentor mom for Moms Together (a Facebook Community Page), and a contributor to a number of online magazines: Crosswalk.com, The Mom Initiative, Life Notes Cafe, ChristianParenting.org, Just Between Us, and Her View from Home. Catch Lori’s practical and warm-hearted faith and family blog Eternal Moments every Monday. She is available for speaking, parenting workshops, and parent consulting and coaching. The Wildenbergs home is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A perfect day in Lori’s world is a hike with Tom–her hubby, five kids ( four plus one daughter-in-love) , and Murphy– the family labradoodle! Contact Lori at LoriWildenberg.com.