Tantrums are maddening, stressful, and exhausting for everyone involved. What can you do to keep your cool and help your child calm down? Rebecca Hershberg, child psychologist and mother of two shares with us the science of development and the art of managing your child’s tantrums.
1. Tantrums are normal and we shouldn’t expect to totally stop them
2. Toddlers and preschoolers are rigid, impulsive, and egocentric—it’s part of their development
3. Certain parenting styles can inadvertently reinforce tantrums
Dr. Hershberg is a clinical psychologist, founder of Little House Calls, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide, and the mother of two young sons.
With warmth & lovingkindness,