1 Year old Temper Tantrum: How to handle
At 1 year old, a time out isn't going to be effective. There is a huge range of development during the second year of life... a child that is on the early side of 1 probably doesn't even realize what they are doing, and chances are the tantrum is for a reason. At that age, you need to figure out the reason for the tantrum and address it. On the other side of 1 - when they are almost 2 - children will throw tantrums because they have reached a stage in their development where they are somewhat more independent. Often there will be a lot of frustration because things aren't going the way they want, or they are unable to do something they have in mind to do. During the older months of 1 I tend to try and figure out what the tantrum is for, remove the child from the situation and talk with them calmly... possibly even having a time in. A time in in our house is where the child and I sit together in a quiet space and I hold them quietly until they are able to calm down and talk about what is wrong. At 1 the child probably won't be able to talk, but getting them to calm down or re-direct their attention could be all they need.