Updated: Oct 19, 2019
As a mental health professional who specializes in parenting, toddler temper tantrums are a popular topic in my office. Parents frequently want to know more, asking a variety of questions:
> What is the Terrible Two stage in toddlers?
> How do you manage the Terrible Two stage?
> How do you manage temper tantrums in toddlers?
> How do you manage temper tantrums in public with your toddler?
If you have a toddler in your home, you’ve probably come to ask many of these same questions yourself!
Toddlers are like little adults in many ways. They have their own ideas on how things should be done, and usually on the stubborn and willful side. The Terrible Two's are a pretty well-known stage of child development… and dreaded by most parents. But why? Why exactly does this stage post such a difficult time in parenting?
How can you better manage toddler temper tantrums?