All small children get upset at some point. It is very rare for any child to be mild mannered the whole time. Their behaviour is often just testing the boundaries of what is possible so that they know how their world is defined. Knowing the boundaries provides certainty and safety. Without them you can expect unrully behaviour running out of control – mostly because the child doesn’t have a clear and stable sense of what’s allowed.
Sometimes however tantrums and bad behaviour or inability to cope are dependant on more physical needs. Anyone who has tried to keep up with a toddler for a day will know how much energy they use. If they haven’t eaten enough and their blood sugar levels are out of balance you can expect unreasonabe and difficult to deal with behaviour. Of course there’s an obvious answer to this potential problem – every time you leave the house make sure you have some kids healthy snacks with you. Things always take longer than expected when you have children with you – so you’ll be prepared ad able to keep them happy with some healthy food.
There are many healthy recipes for kids that you can even make with your child if they are old enough. Taking the time to cook and prepare food with your children will make them develop better eating habits through understanding what is healthy and what is not.. Many unhealthy eating habits are established whilst in childhood so you have a reponsibility to your children to help them learn what is healthy and what is not. Making food with your children will give them a great skill that will improve their understanding of healthy food and make them far more independant and capable adults – as parents that is something we should all strive to acheive.