Understanding Children’s Tantrums

A Conversation with Julie Kurtz, Family Therapist, USA.

You’re shopping with your toddler in a grocery store. He or she has spied a treat that you don’t intend to buy. Suddenly you’re in the center of a gale-force temper tantrum.

Why do these emotional meltdowns happen? What’s the best response? Can you prevent them?

Enjoy a rich conversation with licensed marriage family therapist and parent coach, Julie Kurtz, who beautifully illustrates for us what is happening in our children’s brains when they show their strong emotions. Julie also shares with us how we ourselves can stay calm even when we feel totally stressed out by our little one’s unexpected behavior, how we can respond mindfully rather than reacting with yelling, screaming, or blame.