Being a parent, makes you relate very well to the following story. The minute you have kids, you need to realize that there will be things you will have to deal. For some people, it starts with getting up early even though you don’t want to. You know, bills need to be paid, right? Maybe taking your kids to the doctor when they get sick. Of all the things, one thing no parent likes to deal with is tantrums. Any parent will tell you that temper tantrums are normal. It is just part of life, right? But what’s the best way to deal with them?
Young children are especially prone to tantrums. What they do is throw themselves on the floor or pound their fists. Some of them will also kick and scream or whatever it takes to get their way. The reason for these embarrassing episodes can be something as non-important as getting their milk served in the wrong colored cup. Other times they will do it as a way of getting attention.
What I didn’t know was that temper tantrums are also the headache of many parents in the animal kingdom. In the next video which was taken in 2014, an adorable baby elephant decides to throw a temper tantrum. His herd is just in the middle of crossing the road. The video starts, and Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat Song starts playing in the background. The video then opens to the baby elephant crossing. He is crossing to the left-hand side of an African road. As the baby elephant reaches the side of the road, he falls into the long Saharan grass.
There must have been something that got him so upset. What is causing this type of behavior? Maybe mother elephant said he couldn’t go to play with his friends or maybe he wanted a piggy-back ride from someone across the road. An adult elephant passes him and not pays any attention to him. Seeing that his actions have not caused any reaction, the baby throws himself back on the road.
This time, the little guy spends more time rolling around their path. He may not be screaming but he is certainly kicking his little legs up in the air. He keeps on tossing his body-weight in every direction. He sees another elephant about to cross the path and keeps on kicking for approximately 30 seconds.
After this second try, the mother elephant makes her way towards the herd crossing. The mother passes her baby, completely unfazed by what he’s doing. The baby stands up realizing he did not cause any reaction and runs towards her. It even looks like he’s apologizing. A fantastic way to start your day, right? Just another day in paradise.