Making a toddler to stop on their tantrum routine whenever things don’t go their way is extremely difficult since you can’t possibly yell at them to quit crying or be too hard on them. But this does not mean that you have to succumb to their tantrums every time.
They are definitely going to abuse this freedom you give them and grow up to be someone who is not used to being rejected to what they want. But this is not always the reason why they do it. Sometimes it might be the frustration of not getting to achieve something they are trying to do without your help. And understanding what they are frustrated about is extremely difficult to figure out. But there are some ways to put an end to this.
One important step to stopping this is to let them know that this behavior is unacceptable and, that you are not going to succumb to the tantrums and, that will never, right away, give them whatever they want.This is extremely difficult since you get the urge to simply follow their command, for you want to immediately end their temper tantrum. But you must realize that letting this temper grow on them will affect them in their later life. But this does not mean you need to shout back or punish them. Be calm and continue to refuse. They’ll eventually know that the tantrum trick wouldn’t work.
The next way is to teach them to communicate what they want the right way without crying and screaming. The whole tantrum phase begins due to the fact that they simply don’t know any other way to ask what they want from you. So you need to let them know that whatever they are doing is not the right way of asking for what they want and something like that is just not the right manners. You might think a child would never understand things like that but children pick things faster than you can imagine.
One effective way to get them to stop the tantrum is to distract them. Take them to a nearby ice cream shop and buy them some ice cream or something they can’t refuse or talk to them about something that will redirect their mind to something else. Just remember not to succumb to whatever they want no matter how annoying or embarrassing it can get since it’s for their own good.