In general, kids are mostly cheerful. When they are younger though, they seem to be grumpy more often than you'd like (can you say "tantrum?").
We can relax though, mums, because the older our kids get, the less grumpy they will be.
This is primarily because as they grow, their ability to communicate their feelings improves.
Younger kids tend to have grumpy spells mostly because they lack the communication skills to let their parents know what they want or how they are feeling.
This really frustrates them and usually results in them either being grumpy or throwing a tantrum in frustration.
Through my personal experience with my own kids, I’ve found that other reasons kids get grumpy are simple — they could just be tired, sleepy or hungry.
Again, it comes down to not knowing how to deal with their feelings.
What’s funny is that this doesn’t only happen to kids. If you think about it, we adults can also get a bit grouchy when we are exhausted.
Also, imagine if you couldn’t express yourself in words when you want something. Pretty frustrating, huh?
Needless to say, there are times when we find ourselves stumped for ideas on how to deal with a grumpy child.
So here’s where other mums come in… we asked mums to share what they do when their kids are grumpy.
Just click "Next" for some great ideas, which you will no doubt find insightful!