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January: Preventing the Dreaded Toddler Tantrum and Meltdown

We’ve all been there, done that, but if you’re like me you’re not interested in doing it again anytime soon. While toddler meltdowns are not totally avoidable (and unfortunately developmentally appropriate) there are some strategies you can use to hopefully decrease how often they are happening.

It’s important to consider why your child is melting down or having a tantrum. Is your child frustrated because he/she can’t communicate what he/she wants? Is he/she overtired or getting sick? Or is he/she just a little shit?!? (kidding!)  Having a better understanding of why your child is having a meltdown can help you be better prepared to tackle it head on, or prevent it before it starts. Read More.