6 Crucial Tips For Surviving The Terrible 2s

Has your sweet, adorable child suddenly morphed into an unrecognizable little monster? Instead of wide-eyed smiles and happy giggles, are you now witnessing:

  • screaming
  • temper tantrums
  • kicking and biting
  • grabbing toys
  • fighting with siblings
  • every word is “No”
  • total meltdowns  ???

Welcome to the terrible 2s!

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How To Survive Toddler Tantrums

Got a toddler? Then we bet you’ve got tantrums! While tantrums are a normal part of child development and a natural response to anger, disappointment, frustration and a host of other strong negative emotions, they can be horrible to deal with, especially in a public place. At Westchester Health, we’ve dealt with toddlers’ tantrums for decades, as well as numerous frazzled parents. To help everyone get through this difficult stage, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, shares tips for preventing tantrums, and when that’s not possible, ways to survive them.

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