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8 Secrets To Get Your Child Through A Grumpy Day (Revealed By A Child)

There are days when your child is the best in the world but then there are days where nothing in the world can calm them down. They have had a bad day at school or an argument with a friend or it’s just not a good day when they woke up. Your parental instincts want to fix all the worries right away and make it all rainbows and sunshine again but all you get is a tantrum or an argument and a big “NO” for everything that you offer. You are annoyed and so is your child right back at you.

So how do we make sure they get to the other side where there is happiness again. Even I face these kinda days and it’s no cakewalk. Now the solutions mentioned here are tried and tested and work like a charm and you know why??!! Because these solutions were given by my child herself.

During the so called perfect days and happy times, I ended up asking my daughter what things make her happy? What things cheer her up?

That’s how I know these will work their magic and get her up and about soon.

1. An animated movie with popcorn
How bad the situation is, depending on that I bring out this big gun. It’s the master of all and it definitely works. Come on, even you would cheer up after a good movie with some crunchy popcorn.

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels

2. Music and Dance
Nothing that some peppy music and cheesy steps can’t fix. Our favourites for these are birdie dance, Macarena, Rigga digga dong song, Sid’s shuffle continental drift.

3. Rainbow rice
Some rainbow colored rice, pots and pans to pour, spoons to scoop and dolls and animals to play with, and all that stress starts going away.

4. Playdough
I usually ask my child to get involved while making the homemade playdough and ask her what colors she would choose. Involving her right from the start does make a difference. Kneading the dough does have a calming effect. Do try!!

Photo by Julietta Watson from Unsplash

5. If you jump in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots
Now who wouldn’t want to enjoy it like Peppa pig and it’s the right season for it too. Take advantage of the pouring rains and let them out in the balcony once in a while. You won’t believe how well it works.

Photo from Google

6. Bath and toys
Eira enjoys her younger brother’s bath toys too. Ducks, boats and some cups for pouring activity. She even takes her swimming glasses along and has a good time. Washes away all the stress.

7. Books and some hot cocoa

You definitely have an idea what is your child’s favourite when it comes to books. Place them in front of your kid alongwith a cup of hot cocoa and let them work their charm. A graphic novel can be a great choice to get those giggles.

Photo from Google

8. Doodling

Last but not the least. Let them draw, dab, paint and splash some colors onto their blues to get rid of them. Including glitter and stickers work amazingly.

Grumpy days are definitely rough and having some tricks in your pocket would help make a huge difference in fixing your child’s day. The best part is all these can be done right in the comfort of your home where they feel the coziest and safe.

What’s your go-to charm for your child’s grumpy day?

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and sponsored by Queen’s Brigade.

65 thoughts on “8 Secrets To Get Your Child Through A Grumpy Day (Revealed By A Child)

  1. Aww loved all these ideas and I am sure all these can uplift any child’s bad mood and make them happy. music, movies and some fun craft activities make my girls happy, when they are in bad mood due to any reasons.

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  2. I loved all these whole bunches of ideas to make a dull day productive for a kid. I personally love to doodle when I find some sort of boredom. Nice post.

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    1. This is super cute. And I had fun reading this one. Movies, doodle , movies, or something they really doing is a great way to make them happy.

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  3. Gosh, we’ve done almost all of these things during the pandemic when not meeting and playing with friends was making my kids grumpy. A movie date and dancing session never fails!

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  4. These are really great ideas and best of all they come straight from the horse’s mouth. These are some really nice and doable suggestions to keep the kids in good humour on a grumpy day. Sandy N Vyjay

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  5. Such cute ideas and points . Thanks for this lovely share . Will have to pass the link n article to the parents to be , new parents of growing kids .

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  6. Wow this is so amazing post. I really loved it. I m very glad you shared that 8 Secrets To Get Your Child Through a grumpy day. This ideas to make children happy. Thanks for sharing and informing.

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    1. For my kids, coloring and drawing works like wonders. They get so relaxed and involved in the process that they forget their grummpiness. Also tv time with animated movies works well for them. And yes nothing works well like a mummas hug. 😉

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  7. These are great tips to fix a child’s mood. Even my grandkids are all grown up now but nothing like hugs and cuddles to get them back into a happy mood.

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  8. Such wonderful ideas to help the child tide through the grumpiness. Even we do some of these things in the house especially during the weekend as we are still stuck in the house due to pandemics. I will surely try the other tricks shared by you here.

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  9. Loved all your ideas. Doodling is my favorite way to keep a little one calm. Though I do not have my own kid yet but I have cousins and I normally use this method to keep them occupied.

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  10. Suggested by a kid? No wonder these tips work so well. I’m not a parent. But I am sure all the parents out there can use a tip or two suggested by your child.

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  11. It is important to recognize that the child is grumpy and try to find out the cause. Many don’t do that. All the activities in your post definitely will help pep up the mood. Sometimes a favorite snack or reading out a story helps too.

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  12. Oh yes dealing with kids and their changing moods is a tricky task. Thanks for your suggestions. I usually make his choice of food and let him play with his favourite toys for some time.

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  13. I usually let him play with his favorite toys and cook his favorite food in such tricky times. Thanks for your suggestions.

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  14. Great ideas to make a grumpy kid happy. In my days, I think I did most of them with the kids but now kids just want a screen to make their mood better. We should implement your ideas and steer them away from watching mindless nonsense on ipads or phones or even TV.

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  15. My go-to charm is most of the time watching movies with my girl, she prepares popcorn in microwave, I make some lemon tea for us and then we watch one movie every Saturday night. Yesterday we watched Tom and Jerry in New York city 🙂

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  16. This pandemic is taking kids time …your Lists can make my mood lifts so definitely child will love to do all these..tha ks for sharing.

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  17. I have a niece who is grumpy many times and we are lost about what we can do to make her happy. I think these insights are very helpful and we will try that on her for sure.

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  18. Grumpy days are common and you shared some great ideas to deal with it. My kids love outdoor activities and often use these activities to make them happy.

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  19. My go-to charm is ordering food online. And not just any food, food that my kids love. If your child is throwing his weight around and having a grumpy day, ask him what he’d like to eat and order that.

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  20. I feel you in this and would always resort to that last option “arts and crafts” as the term we use in our home. My daughters absolutely love doing it and I find it therapeutic for me as well.

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