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