10 Parenting Tips to Calm Down Any Child In a Minute

  • Published: 14 December 2017
  • Tantrums are very common in kids aged 1 to 4. More than half of kids let their frustration out at least once a week, or more often.
    Why do they do it?
    By the time they turn 3 or 4, kids have much better language skills than babies, of course, but their vocabulary is still not advanced enough to describe everything they feel. So what can you do to prevent your kids from going crazy now and then?

    Make your child feel comfortable 1:21
    Let your toddler choose 2:08
    Find out what's really bothering your kid 2:58
    Distract your little one 3:40
    Become a good teacher for your kid 4:23
    Do not provoke tantrums 5:20
    Use positive words 5:56
    Keep a straight face 6:30
    Give praise when the kid deserves it 7:00
    Be smart about the pocket money 7:38

    - If you are going out for a longer time, take their favorite blanket with you. It will give them the feeling of home and safety. When you are a parent, you tend to take plenty of stuff with you even when you leave the house for an hour. If someone is making fun of you, let them.
    - Start with little things, which will make him or her feel like they are in control. Control also means responsibility. They will of course not know it just now, but they will see how their choices affect what they do and how they feel.
    - don’ta get the message; they don’t get the answer. What do they do? Throw a tantrum. Dr. Hoecker offers the following solution: try to create a sign language your kid will understand and remember. Teach them to show basic words like “food,” “milk,” “sleep” and so on.
    - Your child will unlikely be getting over a breakup or job loss, but they have their own concerns, as we know. When you feel danger is coming, the baby’s face is reddening, or they are giving other signs of a tantrum to follow, distract them. “Let’s go for a walk,” “How about we read your favorite book” are all great ways to divert your child’s fleeting attention.
    - Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of Parents Do Make a Difference, explains that kids really want to do what is right, but sometimes they just don’t know what that is. Explain your concerns and fears, never yell at or in front of your kid. You could even make up an “angry vocabulary” for your child. That would be a list of words to express negative emotions.
    - Your kid doesn’t like to be forcefully interrupted, or feels uncomfortable about doing certain things? Give them warning before they have to do it and explain why it is necessary.
    - Millions of people in 47 countries around the world love Supernanny. This modern-day Mary Poppins gives great parenting advice. One of the things she suggests is using positive instead of the negative. Every time you feel like screaming "no," "don’t" and "stop," don’t do it. “Don’t jump on the couch” could motivate your kid to do the opposite, especially if they are moody.
    - Introduce the new family rule to your kid. When he or she starts whining, you have the right not to respond to them. If that happens, keep your face straight. You made a deal, right? Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., coauthor of Positive Discipline for Preschoolers recommends that you also introduce a warning sign which will show you are going to stop listening.
    - We are not just talking about money here. Your baby will unlikely appreciate it, anyway. Thank the kids for doing something right. Doctor Michele Borba thinks it is a good idea to say things like "Thanks for using your normal voice" or "My ears love that voice."
    - All families are different and have different income. There is no universal answer for “how much pocket money to give your kid” in numbers. Rooster Money, a resourcefully focused on how you should go about pocket money for your child, offers an Allowance Report. It says four-year-olds get an average of $2.82. This amount is slowly growing and doubles by the time the kid turns 9.

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Comments • 866

    BRIGHT SIDE   1 years back

    Hey there! How many kids do you have or wanna have?

    Is your child naughty? Be sure to watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyYViqXZvtY

  • LanEyaKay Lbial
    LanEyaKay Lbial  1 weeks back

    When my one year old throws a tantrum, i always use #7. Like loudly saying 'Look a lizard' or 'look a bird.' she will stop crying

    • Amanda Carnelison
      Amanda Carnelison  1 weeks back

      2 girls

      • ashes hurricane
        ashes hurricane  2 weeks back

        webMD.... i laughed so hard when i heard that.
        wedMD: "nOt LeTtInG yOuR cHiLd ChOsE iS a SyMtOn Of CaNcEr"
        ive been of the internet my whole life. where are my fellow gen Z kids?!?

        • Keith Mayhew Hammond
          Keith Mayhew Hammond  2 weeks back

          How to do something in under one minute: video then explains 10 ways of preventing a tantrum rather than stopping it in one minute.

          • Sandesh Thane
            Sandesh Thane  3 weeks back

            What If we say them ,"I will throw you in dustbin if you can't stop to cry"

            • azeb gezahegn
              azeb gezahegn  3 weeks back

              thank you bright side

              • AJ McLeod
                AJ McLeod  3 weeks back

                Very helpful

                • marc labrie
                  marc labrie  3 weeks back

                  All kids need discipline from their parents to stop bad behaviour and not these tips

                  • Faith Rizk
                    Faith Rizk  4 weeks back

                    my toddler misundrstood choice for being a baby boss

                    • Suleyman Alakbarov
                      Suleyman Alakbarov  4 weeks back


                      • sugar boo
                        sugar boo  4 weeks back

                        99 .9 percent kids watching

                        • MrLinder
                          MrLinder  4 weeks back

                          just do not make kids at all?

                          • Sadik Hussain
                            Sadik Hussain  4 weeks back

                            Give child choice in food...then you will see the difficulties after

                            • Sackboy
                              Sackboy  1 months back

                              If I ever have a daughter, I will scare her into being good by saying "Be good, or else I'll growl at you!!" I threaten my niece with that and she is behaving very well. Try it!! It works! :) all daughters and nieces deserve that punishment!!!!!

                              • Katie Parent
                                Katie Parent  4 days back

                                Sackboy where you abuse by a woman? Or are you sexist?

                            • Jaylen Sm
                              Jaylen Sm  1 months back

                              I'm not a parent but still watching.

                              • light bulb
                                light bulb  1 months back

                                You should give your child real money

                                • light bulb
                                  light bulb  1 months back

                                  I am not a parent

                                  • light bulb
                                    light bulb  1 months back

                                    I am 13 and I am making $20 a week

                                    • FLYTAILS MOBILE SALON
                                      FLYTAILS MOBILE SALON  1 months back

                                      I can’t believe I have to watch this video !! My 3 year old is driving me crazy !

                                      • Muhammad Asif
                                        Muhammad Asif  1 months back

                                        "control also means responsibility".... 👌

                                        • Master Cheetah
                                          Master Cheetah  2 months back

                                          im a kid watching this like, "hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"

                                          • study center
                                            study center  2 months back

                                            You should give your child a freedom for them to have a better personality.

                                            • Chris Brown
                                              Chris Brown  2 months back

                                              Structured life will help.
                                              Walk your kid after meals whenever possible.

                                              • Cam PlayzZz
                                                Cam PlayzZz  2 months back

                                                Thanks bright side I wouldn’t survive without ur video my little brother is NAUGHTY

                                                • What is
                                                  What is  2 months back

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                                                  • Calle Dedos
                                                    Calle Dedos  2 months back

                                                    Number 11: 5:07 don't let children touch poisonous plants 🤦🏻‍♀️

                                                    • nice face
                                                      nice face  2 months back

                                                      Good info and will try to apply in my life.

                                                      • Doomsday Animations
                                                        Doomsday Animations  2 months back


                                                        • gamer777
                                                          gamer777  2 months back

                                                          there is no such thing is a right way to parent kids find a way that works not from a video

                                                          • Armain Cutiekhan
                                                            Armain Cutiekhan  2 months back

                                                            I am 8 but still watching this 😂😂😂

                                                            • Asenlyn
                                                              Asenlyn  2 months back

                                                              I'm not the parent im just traumatized by all of my familys children especially 5 yr olds ill deal with mature ones and babies not ur whole family

                                                              • Get Smart University
                                                                Get Smart University  2 months back

                                                                Preparation when going to the store
                                                                “Don’t ask for nothing, don’t touch nothing”

                                                                • Sylvester
                                                                  Sylvester  2 months back

                                                                  Actually,I do not tantrum. even if i was a little kid,never.

                                                                  • Eric Seneca
                                                                    Eric Seneca  2 months back

                                                                    This is how many parents need this advice


                                                                    • akhilesh patil
                                                                      akhilesh patil  2 months back

                                                                      I am only 12 and i like to watch these type of videos. Parents should watch these type of videos but kids are watching!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                                                    • just videos
                                                                      just videos  3 months back

                                                                      Wish my mom did any of these. My mom did what you're not suppose to do to a kid.That's probably why she doesn't get a phone call on mother's day or any holidays from any of her kids. It's really sad. I watch these types of videos so I can learn and become a better person to my daughter. Thank you Bright side.

                                                                      • joseph stafford
                                                                        joseph stafford  3 months back

                                                                        Will these tips work for my 18 year old sister in law?

                                                                        • GMSatyar S
                                                                          GMSatyar S  3 months back

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                                                                          • Newborn Years
                                                                            Newborn Years  3 months back

                                                                            Love this advice !!!

                                                                            • TECNO COOL
                                                                              TECNO COOL  3 months back

                                                                              I am myself a child
                                                                              P.S but still watching parent video

                                                                              • Arnaud Gaitsgory
                                                                                Arnaud Gaitsgory  3 months back

                                                                                2.41 What's happening?

                                                                                • Kid Kid ART
                                                                                  Kid Kid ART  4 months back

                                                                                  Good video for me!( in the future! )

                                                                                  • Jennifer Stapleton
                                                                                    Jennifer Stapleton  4 months back

                                                                                    $2.82, cant buy anything with that anymore. Kids toys are out expensive!!!

                                                                                    • Nandini Singh
                                                                                      Nandini Singh  4 months back

                                                                                      I'm married but I don't have a child still . I'm watching this video to get prepared when he or she comes... 😊😊😊

                                                                                      • Kousalyaa Chandrasekar
                                                                                        Kousalyaa Chandrasekar  4 months back

                                                                                        I always distract my kid if he throws tantrums

                                                                                        • Lenny XD
                                                                                          Lenny XD  4 months back

                                                                                          Simply use Asian Discipline

                                                                                          • Jose Orozco
                                                                                            Jose Orozco  4 months back

                                                                                            To avoid those tips just don't have any kids