Handling tantrums (VIDEO Q&A with child psychologist)


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I was supposed to share this video on my Instagram story, (that is why it’s in a vertical orientation) but I thought it would be more helpful if it’s on my blog so my readers can also watch and hear. This is a continuation of our Q&A from Valentine’s day activity we did in Instagram story couple weeks ago. My husband rarely participates in my social media photoshoots or campaigns (haha) but when it comes to his field in child psychology, he is happy to share something that can be helpful for both parents and kids. He shares his advice regarding how to handle tantrums, why yelling is not effective, and some thoughts on depression, since that happens in our stage of life. This is a very quick video, but it has lots of great tips!

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6 Responses to “Handling tantrums (VIDEO Q&A with child psychologist)”

  1. Jessica says:

    I have found that staying calm and being paitent works the best with my toddler. It is so hard to do though when they are breaking down over the littlest things. I try to remind myself that to her, it is a big thing. Thanks for the tips – love that your hubby helped you out!

  2. Michelle says:

    Great topic! It’s a challenge not to yell (for me at least) when you are at your wits end but it’s never effective, agree.

  3. Lena says:

    These tips are great! Asking for helping is the best tip I’ve learned as a new parent

  4. Brittany says:

    These are such great tips and advice. I have noticed that positively reinforcing good behavior with my daughter has really lessened her tantrums. Since having my second daughter I’ve found myself losing control and yelling though, then feeling horrible about it. It’s so tough sometimes.

  5. My three year old has been having tantrums lately and I’ve noticed that he does respond better when I stay calm about things.

  6. Stephanie says:

    We are learning the same sorts of things, too! Just went to a lecture by Laura Markham, PhD and loved her “stop, drop (your agenda), and breathe” technique–gives me something positive and constructive to do instead of yelling! Thanks for sharing this and spreading love and light and empowering parents to be the best version of themselves for their kids. 🙂

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