Almost all children in the world are terrible roars. If you are a mother, father or grandmother of a crybaby, then this instruction is written just for you. Our tips will definitely help!
- The first and most effective way to calm down is simple, like everything ingenious. Babies don't need to be comforted. Yes, we understand that a mother's heart aches, a mother's hands shake, and a mother's ears hurt from the decibels. Suffer. But silently. After some time, a child deprived of your attention will realize that this very attention can be obtained in another way and will surely calm down. A prolonged roar is nothing more than an attempt to manipulate parents: the child cries for you, hoping to get what you want. “I don’t want to wash my hands”, “I want them to buy a horse and a truck”, “I will never eat oatmeal” - it doesn’t matter at all what the protest is against. The baby must understand: you need to demand differently, because crying will never bring a positive result. Of course, the method of "non-intervention" (like all the other options we have given) should in no case be extended to situations where the child is hurt, scared or sad.
- Physical measures to combat mosquitoes take an honorable second place in our instructions. We will wash. Water. Cold. Face, neck and ears (ears especially!). And inside, too, water. Boiled. With jam. Well, is it really possible to cry when your ears are washed and jam is splashing inside? So, if a child decides to sob in the living room, under the sympathetic looks of dad, grandmother and other relatives, it would be reasonable to take the artist to the nursery, thereby depriving him of an appreciative audience. This merciless desecration of a young organism must be accompanied by a consoling speech like “sit down for a while, and when you calm down, come back to us.” Remember: you can not close the door of the children's room! Otherwise, the baby may feel punished, and punishment for tears is unacceptable.
- Coming in third place is humor, because statistically children of cheerful parents are the least prone to drama. All you need is to come up with some funny ritual to banish whims. We suggest: whim can be sucked into the vacuum cleaner (come on, let's vacuum your bad mood), knock it out with a carpet cracker (dad! without enthusiasm!), brush it off with a dust brush, lightly tickle and even rinse with a shower. The only condition is that you need to act quickly, because if a child's tantrum has already reached its highest point, poking a child with a vacuum cleaner is not only ineffective, but also absolutely inhumane (if you don't believe me, you can try it on yourself).
- "Distract" is the oldest and most reliable way to deal with crybabies. The traditional "oh, look, the bird has flown!" It will only work if the baby really has something to look at. "Missing a Birdie" is unusually frustrating for babies, and the only thing that really flies in this case is parental authority. Therefore, we quickly turn on our heads and start fantasizing. There are many options - from “there was just an elephant in the kitchen and said that there are two sweets under your chair” (of course, you need to put sweets under the chair in advance) to “oh, it seems that your tail began to grow from tears” (as as a rule, babies immediately run to the mirror to see the rudiment on their own bottom, spin there for a while and calm down in the process).
- It's okay, parents, so be it, feel sorry, don't be shy! What happened to you there? Is the boy crying because he is forced to wash his hands? "Oh, you poor miserable human being! Who are you leaving us for and going to this terrible bathroom? Oh, bent child, how unfair is this world that invented soap and towels! How treacherously pitiful are your tiny palms under the powerful jets of the city's water supply! Moms, sympathize enthusiastically! Roll your eyes, wring your hands and boldly tear your dressing gown on your chest. A sixty-second mise-en-scène of "the mother has gone mad" is quite enough for the child's tears to dry and he stares at you in silent amazement. Another 10 seconds - and the baby will start to smile and laugh, and that's exactly what we wanted. Good luck!