When your kid throws a screaming fit in the middle of the grocery store, or in the car, or in a crowded restaurant, there is no way that you could ever think that a tantrum could be a good thing. Kiddie meltdowns are one of the most challenging parts of being a parent, and it can be difficult knowing how to handle them. The important thing is to remain calm, don’t yell, and stick to your guns. The point is, tantrums are harrowing for all involved- you, your kid, and innocent bystanders. But, they are a normal part of childhood and growing up. It doesn’t mean you have a bad kid, or that you are a bad parent- they are just learning how to experience rage, disappointment, and other negative emotions. For more reasons why tantrums are actually a good thing, read this post by Rachel at A Mother Far From Home:
-It means you’ve set a boundary- You need to risk making your child angry because you know what is best for them. Three brownies before bed is not a good idea!
-It may mean that they’re testing you- They want to know if you mean what you say.
-It gives opportunity to train your kids how to handle their emotions
-It gives opportunity to show love after conflict.