How Does Your Child React When They Get Frustrated?As a parent, you know it! Sometimes it’s hard to understand the struggling challenges of being a child. Frustration can strike at both inconvenient and surprising times. Or both…. We’ve asked parents to put into words how their kids react when they’re frustrated.
”Oh, they will cry,” one mom assures. “Throw themselves on the floor,” say another. Kids react differently when frustrated; sitting alone in a corner, sobbing or getting angry are classic reactions. But reactions can be very different, and it can be hard as a parent to understand why kids react the way they do.
Sometimes life can seem so unfair to a kid. Frustrations rise quickly if a puzzle piece doesn’t fit the way it should, or when ice cream isn’t served for dinner every day. And bedtime always seems to come way too early.
There’s no doubt that frustration outbursts can challenge parents’ patience. Luckily, it can also be entertaining, as one dad explains. To his discreet amusement, his daughter pretends she is dead on the floor. What an imaginative approach!
All kids deal with their frustration in different ways and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to helping them deal with their dissatisfaction. Ultimately being understanding and loving parents is the best way to teach the little ones better and more constructive methods of communicating.
How does your kid express frustration? Tell us on our Facebook page, and watch the video above to hear other parents talk about how their kids react to being frustrated.