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Mum’s ‘pleased step’ technique stops her toddler’s tantrums in less than a second

Amy Crisp, 27, from Cambridgeshire, has gone viral after sharing footage of her little Colby crying earlier than she places her husband’s intelligent thought to the take a look at

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Mum shares trick to shortly cease toddler having tantrum

Struggling to tame a tantrum? One mum has revealed a sensible trick that stops her little one throwing a wobbly in less than a second.

Amy Crisp, 27, and her husband have put a novel twist on a basic punishment – sending their two-year-old to a ‘pleased step’ to settle down.

The mum, from Cambridgeshire, shared footage of how little Colby was crying when her accomplice, Michael, got here up with the thought.

In a video, which has had extra than two million views on Instagram, the mum, who runs a child and toddler clothes and shoe business Colby and Co, confirmed how the little boy stopped crying nearly right away – after sitting on the pleased step.







Amy Crisp, 27, and her husband put a twist on a basic punishment to calm their son Colby down



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She stated: “Colby was having a type of hours the place every part resulted in a tantrum or crocodile tears.

“Michael actually stated to Colby, ‘can you please go and sit on the happy step and come back when you’re happier?’

“Colby waltzed again into the lounge after about 10 seconds like nothing had occurred. It was hilarious.





“The next time we tried it, I filmed it to see if it was going to work its magic just as quickly and this time it took 0.0001 seconds for Colby to come out of his tantrum!”

Amy, who additionally runs Princess Entertainment company Limelight Entertainment UK, stated they’d beforehand tried utilizing the naughty step with son Colby.

The mother and father used a ‘three warning’ methodology with Colby, which might end result in him being despatched to the naughty step if he continued with the behaviour.



The mum, whose second little one is due in December, stated: “The happy step absolutely worked, quicker than you could ever imagine!

“It’s not something we use if Colby is genuinely upset, distressed or hurt.

“Of course we ask him why he is upset and comfort him if he is upset but we have been using the happy step when Colby has tantrums.

“It helps for Colby to have a space where he can take a few moments of quiet and calm to gather his emotions.

“But I can confirm the happy step does not take longer than 0.00001 seconds!”







Two-year-old Colby stopped crying nearly right away









Amy’s video has had extra than two million views on Instagram



Amy was shocked to seek out her video went viral after she shared it on her Instagram page.

The blogger, who shares her day-to-day life and motherhood on My Mummy Diary, stated she was ‘”hugely surprised” it was so popular.

Amy said: “Most people watching think it’s hilarious how shortly Colby’s temper modified. I’d like to know the way a toddler’s brain works!

“Lots of fogeys have stated they’ll give it a go as an alternative of the naughty step. However, there have been some unfavorable feedback too.







Husband Michael got here up with the genius thought



“When you have a public profile people are always going to have something to say. To be honest, I think it says more about them than it does me.

“I would never judge another mother, especially based on an eight-second clip not knowing any of the circumstances around the video.

“Us mamas need to stick together because at the end of the day we are all just doing our best!”




Amy stated she wasn’t making an attempt to share parenting ideas – she simply thought the clip was hilarious.

She stated: “It really tickled us! We have continued to use the happy step to help with tantrums. For us it works – just not as quick as the video anymore!

“If Colby is upset, hurt, distressed or worried, we of course don’t send him to the happy step.

“We give him comfort and cuddles as I am sure most mums would!”

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