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5 Things to remember during a tantrum

how to deal with tantrums in toddlers

Toddler tantrums–basically all parents experience them and yet they remain such a challenge. Parents often ask about how to handle tantrums.

Although there is no simple “hack” or “trick” to manage toddler tantrums, positive parenting can show us a helpful path.

This simple cheat sheet offers parents research-based ideas to help you survive toddler tantrums with your sanity intact.

A Thoughtful Approach to Tantrums

Parents today are faced with so many competing ideas about how to handle tantrums and foster positive behavior in their children. In this situation, our parental intuition can only take us so far. We need real, research to inform our decisions about dealing with tantrums. Relying on myths about child development or heresay is not usually helpful when parenting young children.

This resource helps you sort through the overload of information and provides real, research-backed guidance:

Meet the Author

Amy Webb, Ph.D. is a scholar turned child development blogger. She is a wife and mom to two young boys. With her blog, The Thoughtful Parent, she brings academic child development and parenting research into the lives of parents so they can use it to make informed decisions.

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Learn how to handle tantrums with patience and grace

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