10 Tips for Handling Tantrums on Vacation


During: Change the Scenery

A new location -- say back at the hotel where all the toys are -- can usher in a new attitude.
A new location -- say back at the hotel where all the toys are -- can usher in a new attitude.
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One of the surest ways to quickly change behavior is to change surroundings. Often, just getting out of the environment of the tantrum can help end it.

Whether you're in a rental car, a museum or a restaurant, if your toddler starts screaming bloody murder and you've tried everything else, get out of there. Step out of the building, pull over, or get to a different exhibit -- anything to change the scenery. A new location can usher in a new attitude.

And worst comes to worst, you've at least saved your fellow adults an unpleasant interlude.

Once the tantrum ends -- and it will end -- you've got one more job to do.

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