A natural challenge for any parent is dealing with toddler tantrums. The sweet happy baby disappears into a demanding and irrational toddler. Sure they are the cutest in this phase, but they’re also very demanding.
So, when I set out to read some self-help books on how to tackle my aggression in reaction to tantrums thrown in by my 2-year-old son, I found very little information on the worldwide net. What I found instead were numerous articles and write-ups elaborating on how to manage aggressive toddler behavior.
I sighed at the futility of trying to manage his rash behavior when I cannot check my own knee-jerk reactions to his one naughty act here or a tantrum there.
One primary reason for my impatience while dealing with my son is that being a working mother, I always have a long To-Do list which impacts my willingness to be more patient. And over time, I have got into a habitual pattern where even if I don’t have anything urgent to do, my mind is always thinking about pending tasks and thus I am prone to knee-jerk reactions to his naughtiness.