What Causes Toddler Tantrums

By Parenting for Brain

Most parents think that toddlers throw tantrums because they don't get what they want 

But the real reason is that they don't have the emotional regulating circuit develop in their brains yet

when a toddler is upset or stressed, their nervous system becomes over-reactive and cannot turn itself off

Telling a toddler to stop the tantrum is like telling a driver to stop the car when the car doesn't even have a working brake

but not the cause of tantrums

Not getting their way is only a trigger

is the lack of emotional regulation skills

The real cause of toddler tantrums

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