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Hysteria in children: ignore, hug, send to your room?


Apparently it stands out two groups of parents. The first have children who get hysterical. Others are those who do not admit to childhood hysteria. Psychologists agree - hysteria in children is the most normal, physiological and developmental behavior. We cannot rule out hysteria. Are we therefore helpless in the face of attacks of fury? Fortunately not. How quickly they pass and how they will look largely depends on us - the parents. Hysteria in children is manageable ... maybe not always, but at least from time to time.

When do hysteria begin in children? So hysteria in an infant

The official position is - babies can't force parents to manipulate anything. However, this does not prevent them from showing their whole body anger and dissatisfaction. That's different…

Mothers who have had a sweet, delightful baby at home one day are very surprised when their child decisively refuses to go to sleep / go for a walk / clothes, starts kicking his feet, screaming and breaking free. It looks like he was concerned about what was happening to him. As if he did not fully control his own body and emotions. His body, and especially the empty gaze, seem to cry out: "Mum, Dad, help me, I don't know what's going on, I can't stand it". When the hysteria ends, both the parent and child are very tired. An older infant often falls asleep and sleeps deeply. When he wakes up, there is no trace of previous emotions on his face. It's like new born.

Hysteria at a two-year-old

The two-year-old parent experiences the true height of hysteria. There is a reason for a two-year-old rebellion (this term is meant to be a consolation to a parent, but in fact rebellion accompanies the child to adulthood and a long time later :).

Hysteria in children can occur to varying degrees. A lot depends on the parent's response. Psychologists note that if we give in to the toddler's emotions, we get angry ourselves, we lose confidence and composure, the toddler will repeatedly repeat his behavior to check (not maliciously, but because it's his nature) how the parent will behave. If the reaction is different, unpredictable every time, hysteria attacks will most likely continue.

What can a parent do? The worst solution is to show that hysteria attacks are effective. If a toddler receives what he has demanded, he will probably soon notice that his behavior is effective and will repeat it.

Hysteria in children - how to behave?

Parents often wonder how to behave in the face of child hysteria. It is not easy to answer this question, because the toddler's agitated emotions are also a great test for a parent. Therefore, you need to look for a good solution that will suit both mom / dad and child.

We have two basic options.