What to Avoid to Calm Tantrums
One big mistake parents make when their kids have tantrums is
This is a common advice parents receive, even from parenting experts
The reasoning is that if parents ignore them, the kids will stop when there's no audience
There are 2 problems with this piece of advice...
Not all kids will stop when parents ignore them
Some will actually cry even harder
Some kids do stop
If that's all you want, then it "works"
But if you also want to raise a compassionate person who has empathy for others
Ignoring a child in emotional pain is modeling how to be callous to others' suffering
That's not the way to go
Instead of ignoring, let's help our kids learn to calm down and self-regulate