16 Things You Should Never Say During A Toddler Tantrum
If you stop right now, I’ll give you a cookie!
We know it’s tempting, but bribing a tantruming toddler is a bad idea. Save the bribery for potty training and the occasional bedtime. During a toddler tantrum, don’t pull out the treats and toys for bribes. It might be effective, but you’ll be setting a very dangerous precedent. The next time they get that bubbling rage feeling in their belly, they’re going to remember how quickly mom folded during the last tantrum, and they will 100% do it just for the damn cookie. We underestimate toddlers – they are manipulative little geniuses, and don’t you ever forget it. They sure as hell won’t.