There you are being your fabulous parenting self when your child suddenly gets furious. Or frustrated. Or surprisingly quiet. What are they feeling and why? Is there a way to quickly decode and translate so they feel understood and we feel sane? Turns out, there are several techniques you can try! First, Lynn talks with child development expert and education journalist, Deborah Farmer Kris to learn ways to better help you AND your child understand their emotions. Then we hear from psychologist and mom Rebecca Shrag Hershberg who got creative with her son’s tantrums and saw clear results.
Deborah is the author of the “All The Time” picture book series. The books mentioned in this episode are “I Love You All The Time” and “You Have Feelings All the Time.” Learn more at www.parenthood365.org
Rebecca’s book is called: “The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again.”