What can parents do when children have a "tantrum"?
Already babies have many different and also very strong feelings. However, self-regulation at this age is not yet as pronounced as in adults. However, as soon as the youngest children grow older, they develop the ability to postpone needs. Infants are therefore already able to understand the perspective of their parents. One reason for this is brain development: thoughtful thinking and feeling are not yet linked.
At this age, children in particular need their parents as co-pilots in order to better classify their feelings. This helps them to learn how to deal with feelings. Here is a small excerpt with the most important thoughts on this topic.
Please remember: your child does not have these strong emotional outbursts on purpose or wants to annoy you with them. On the contrary, you can help your child to name feelings and to regulate them.
The book "The Day the World Disappeared" (published by "Greta's Friends") describes the current Corona situation from a possible child's point of view and is intended to remind us adults what it is like to change perspective and look at the world through children's eyes. And since we are all so busy with the current negative effects on society, a little optimistic sunshine can't hurt.
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