9. It’s not up for negotiation
Kids are smart. They know how to negotiate from a young age and will use it to their advantage. As a parent, it’s not wise to negotiate during a temper tantrum. Saying, “Ok, if you calm down you can watch 15 minutes of your movie” does not reinforce the idea that throwing a fit is an inappropriate response to being frustrated. It’s wise to let your child know that you empathize, such as saying “I know you are upset that you cannot watch your movie right now,” to help diffuse their anger.