Scolding during a temper tantrum doesn’t work. Instead, calmly tell your child you understand his feelings. Give him a chance to be heard by you.
If he won’t settle down, go home. If you can’t leave, don’t give in or he’ll think it worked.
Try to prevent a tantrum by avoiding triggers. For example, if you know shopping close to naptime is risky, pick another time.
Even older kids and teens throw tantrums – they argue, talk back, or storm off. Respond with the same calmness as with a younger child.