Kids are known for crying and rolling on the floor when they don’t get what they want. But your child’s crying and tantrum is actually a good thing for them, and for you, as a parent. Here is why is a good thing when your child is having a tantrum.
He is learning how to deal with unfortunate situations
When they hear the word ‘no’, they often fall in despair and that their little tantrums. Despite your feeling of sadness or remorse, you have to understand that it is important that a child learns how to deal with disappointments in their life sooner since life isn’t doesn’t always go as we plan. It is better for them to deal with their anger and fears, and not let them stuff inside.
When your child is doing it in front of your very eyes, it means he is feeling safe enough to share his feelings with you. You should try and let them get it all out.
It helps them get rid of the stress
We, adults, know that crying often helps us feel better, and the same goes for children. If they are trying to stuff their feelings inside, and not cry, it can often result in sleep deprivation, and we all know how sleep is important.
They can cry without being judged
We adults often bottle up our feelings, and we don’t let ourselves cry, because we think that is the best way to stay strong and not let anyone judge us. Fortunately for a child that is not a case, and can cry their eyes out without the feeling of the judgment of everyone around them.
Meltdowns can improve the learning process
The frustration of dealing with a problem they have never had to deal before is difficult for a child. It results in tantrums and tears, and that is a positive thing. When a child is finished with his tantrum, he will calm down and can learn to approach the problem in a new way.
A mechanism for a lifelong emotional regulation
We are constantly learning. With time, a child can also learn that he can express his feeling with words, instead of tears. But for him to understand that, he first needs to do all the wrong things when approaching the problem. You are not the first, nor the last parent to have his kid crying and behaving erratically in the public. These things come and go, and they are a necessary phase in your child’s life. Just give it time, and your child will soon begin to express his feeling in a much controllable way.