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Tantrums at bedtime and how to avoid them

Tantrums at bedtime and how to avoid them For many exhausted parents, 🙋🏽 we look forward to when our children finally go to sleep. Their slumber is our gateway to a few hours of personal time (aka when we catch up with our spouse, watching brain-numbing reality television, or finally shower). So obviously bedtime tantrums are the absolute worst after a very long day. Here are some strategies to reduce bedtime tantrums

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How to teach little kids to self-regulate with deep breaths

How to teach little kids to self-regulate with deep breaths

One of the main techniques we love using to help little kids calm down during a temper tantrum is taking 3 to 5 deep breaths.

Deep breathing has shown to help with self-regulation, anxiety, stress, concentration and overall changing our emotional state. However, it can sometimes be tricky to teach deep breathing to little children.

Here are a few ideas we love:

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How to talk to an emotional child during a temper tantrum

How to talk to an emotional child during a temper tantrum

Often times when little kids have an emotional outburst, they are unable to express themselves verbally. We can ask them what happened and how we can make them feel better... and all we get back is more screaming and tears. 

Here's how we get them to express themselves with Tantrum Fix:

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Taming tantrums with a productive nighttime routine

Taming tantrums with a productive nighttime routine

Nighttime read-aloud is a wonderful time to connect with your child and to gently teach him/her about their big emotions, why they happen and what to do next time they feel very upset.

Night time is also a great time to get them to verbalize how they feel and to "digest" how their day went and what we are learning.

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