I talk a lot about how moms can minimize their own stress during the holiday season (stay tuned for a bunch of posts from me about that!). Here is a great companion piece about how moms (and dads) can minimize their toddlers’ stress and reduce toddler tantrums during the holidays. In the article my dear friend and colleague Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg of Little House Calls Psychological Services explains how tantrums are caused by two main factors: 1. A break from structure and routine; and 2. A weakened connection with caregivers. These two factors practically define the toddler experience during the holidays. Dr. Hershberg offers some excellent tips for how to help your toddler cope effectively.
How to effectively manage toddler tantrums during the holidays
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