“When we were children, we thought and reasoned as children do.”—1 Corinthians 13:11
We have all either experienced it, or have seen it happen. A child in the grocery store throwing himself on the floor and starts wailing endlessly as if someone was torturing him. Why? Well he probably didn’t get his toy or candy! It is easy for anyone to lose their patience with their child. This might drive some parents to take extreme measures with their children. How can you as a Christian parent deal with the situation properly?
Keep in mind that your child is not an adult. They do not think like adults. Having little experience in dealing with his emotions, he may overreact when he is upset. Try to see the situation through his eyes.
“When we were children, we thought and reasoned as children do.”
When your child is having a tantrum, losing your temper will not help even if it’s the easiest thing to do. To your limits, ignore the tantrum and react matter-of-factly. Remembering why tantrums occur will help you to stay calm.
The insight of a man certainly slows down his anger, And it is beauty on his part to overlook an offense. – Proverbs 19:11.
Hold your ground.
If you give in to whatever it is your child is demanding, he will likely throw another tantrum the next time he wants something. If you keep giving in, you’re basically giving your child a green light to do as he pleases. Calmly show your child that you mean what you say.
Just let your word ‘Yes’ mean yes, your ‘No,’ no, for what goes beyond these is from the wicked one. – Matthew 5:37.
Remembering why tantrums occur will help you to stay calm. If your child has already gotten in the habit of displaying tantrums publicly, remember that they will not go away overnight. If you react properly and consistently, the tantrums will likely disappear. Eventually, they will stop altogether.
“Love is long-suffering.” —1 Corinthians 13:4.
Patience is a virtue, but with the help of God’s work nothing is an impossibility! Praise His Good Name!