What to Avoid to Calm Tantrums

One big mistake parents make when their kids have tantrums is

ignore them

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

1

Some will actually cry even harder

Some kids do stop

2

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 

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