If you’re a parent or guardian of a toddler, you’ve experienced the near horror of the little one kicking and screaming at the top of their lungs after you refused to buy them the toy or pack of sweets that they wanted.
Toddler temper tantrums can send your blood pressure through the roof, and the key to getting through them without losing your mind is to understand the brain of a toddler and be equipped with coping mechanisms to deal with the tantrums.
Neuro-psychologists say that tantrums of kids between the ages of 18 months and 4 years are biological responses to anger and frustration, and are a result of the underdeveloped prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain that regulates emotion and controls social behaviour.
There are different ways of dealing with tantrums, which include not giving into a child in the middle of the tantrum. Here’s more advice on the matter via Parenting.
*image from Motherhood In Style.