Kids, and sometimes even adults, have tantrums. They are unpleasant to witness, and often even more unpleasant to experience firsthand. But why do they happen, and what should you as a parent do when they occur? Here is a New York Times article talking about just that. The key to managing tantrums? Try to nip them in the bud before they start.
Some takeaways include:
- The science and physiology of a meltdown.
- Tips for managing your own emotional response as a parent.
- Insights on how to manage & validate your child’s experience.