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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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Why do children tantrum?

Why do children tantrum?

Human brains develop back to front, with a more complex understanding of directions only appearing in a child after turning 4 years old. 

Accepting this reality doesn't mean there's nothing we can do. It also means that a lot of traditional methods (punishments, time-outs, taking out toys, over-lecturing) really don't work

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