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Ever have your child throw a temper tantrum in a public place? Did you feel all eyes were on you — judging you?
Remember that your child is not doing it to you, they’re doing it in front of you, said Kristen Curley with the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education at Palm Beach State College.
Your child is dealing with emotions that they don’t quite know how to control yet. They don’t have self-regulation skills.
What should you do? Hold them, offer them comfort and coach them through their emotions.
Let the storm pass. And once it does, then offer them the ability to make a small decision–so they feel they have gained some power back.