& # 39; What happened when my son tried to run away & # 39 ;: mother of three, 33, shares her waterproof trick for stopping tantrums from children in their tracks
- Parenting blogger Laura Mazza revealed how she deals with moody children
- Laura told her son how much she would miss him if he ran away from home
- The mother of three, 33, says it's all about making children feel loved and needed
A mother of three children under the age of five has shared her infallible trick for dealing with moody children and stopping tantrums before escalating.
Laura Mazza, 33, a blogger about parenting and social worker from Melbourne, recently revealed that her eldest son Luca was planning to walk & # 39; after she told him to read a book instead of playing all day on his iPad.
After losing her temper in a moment of frustration, Laura used reverse psychology to reassure the little boy by telling him everything she would miss if he left – a smart tactic that quickly disgusted him.
& # 39; Luca told me I was the worst mom, & # 39; Laura said her message.
The Melbourne-based educator blogger Laura Mazza (photo) has revealed how reassurance is the key to dealing with moody children
The mother of the three used reverse psychology and reassurance to spread a tantrum of her oldest son Luca (second photo from the right)
The tantrum started when Laura strictly forbade her son to sit on his iPad all day.
She recalled how he produced a real estate brochure in response and stated: & I am going here, far, far away! I'm going to run! & # 39;
& # 39; He was at the door and looked at me with sad, small eyes, and I took a deep breath and reminded myself of the emotions in that little heart of his, & # 39; she wrote.
Laura assembled herself and surprised her son by pretending to agree – but not before explaining how much she would miss him.
& # 39; He did not expect the answer and looked at me confused, but soon said: & # 39; I do not care! & # 39;
& # 39; I said & # 39; Okay, but I miss making your peanut butter and jam sandwiches, and I miss giving you big hugs in the morning, and letting your cookies soak in my tea … and I miss tickling and dancing with you. I will miss your big smile and your big heart. & # 39;
Laura convinced her young son to calm down and forget his plans to run away from home by telling him how much she would miss him
Laura & # 39; s reassurance worked and Luca agreed to stay, but & # 39; only because she would miss him so much & # 39 ;.
The post quickly generated almost 3,000 likes and hundreds of responses from fellow parents who praised her approach.
& # 39; That's gold! What a beautiful relationship you have, pat yourself on the back, & someone wrote.
& # 39; I love this. Well done for responding with love and compassion – it's the hardest thing to do, but definitely the best way, & another one said.
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