The “terrible twos” is not just a myth.

Somewhere around two years of age, every child struggles with wanting independence and the fear that she might really get it!

Watch a temper tantrum unfold.

When tantrums first erupt, they’re often an expression of frustration since most 2-year-olds don’t have words to express what they’re feeling.

What can parents do?

Help her learn to calm herself.

  • Acknowledge your child’s feelings.
  • Identify the cause and move her beyond it.
  • Leave her alone in a safe space so she can soothe herself.
  • Once she’s settled herself, respond with warmth, caring and reassurance that she’s loved.