Parenting

16 Things You Should Never Say During A Toddler Tantrum

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The toddler tantrum: the bane of parents EVERYWHERE. Even at their best, toddlers are unreasonable by nature. Have you ever tried to reason with a 3-year old who insists that the sky is, in fact, green? Pro-tip: don’t. Just close your eyes and pretend it’s green, you’ll thank us later. So what happens when you have an unreasonable toddler in the middle of a tantrum? World War 3, basically. There’s no getting out of a toddler tantrum. It’s like a riptide: stop fighting it and just float along until you’re in safer waters. And for cripe’s sake, don’t say anything of these 10 things during a toddler tantrum! Trust us, it won’t do you any good.

But oh, you’ll do them anyway. We know you will. We all do it! We’ve all said all of these things, even though we know better and we know it won’t do any damn good. The thing about fighting with a toddler is that it’s pointless, we’ll never win, but we will be damned if we go down without a fight. Who do these tiny tyrants think they are?! We made them, we can take them out, right?? Except no. No, we cannot. They own us, right down to our toes curled in frustration and anger. So this list is nice to have handy, but we won’t blame you for what you do in the heat of the moment.

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