My child knows better than to throw fits or have tantrums/meltdowns! I taught him/her how to behave!
I have heard mothers on here say pretty much what I wrote for my title when a discussion is going on about a child having a tantrum or throwing a fit in a public place - or any place....I'm talking children 4 years old and younger. And, these mothers aren't just talking about public - but, EVER. As in "My kid never has tantrums....I taught him early on it is unacceptable"
My question to those parents who have children that young who "Know better", to not have a tantrum or meltdown....HOW did you 'teach' your child to not behave in a way that is completely developmentally appropriate for their stage of emotional and physical development? What, exactly, did you do to 'nip that in the bud"?
Also - did you ever consider that your child's NATURAL temperament is simply more laid back and less intense than some children? Did you ever consider your child's lack of tantrums/meltdowns has nothing to do with you or anything you did as a parent....and mostly to do with your child's internal temperament? Did you ever consider that, dare I say, you got 'lucky' -- or have an 'easy child'?
On that....I'm curious about parents who have more than one child --- one child was fairly calm and rarely had tantrums or 'fits'....where another child crumbled anytime they were told 'no' or were asked to 'transition'? What are your thoughts about parents who take the credit or dish out the blame when it comes to things like their child's tantrums (or lack thereof)?