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Tantrums and meltdowns: How to respond

When your child is raging, crying or screaming during a tantrum, it is possible to feel the need to join in with the explosion of emotions. Dr Becky Kennedy says tantrums offer us the power to demonstrate how to stay calm and manage your own emotions.

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Mealtime Copy Cat

Time to eat? Invite your child to imitate what you do. Pick up your spoon, take some food and say, “Mmm delicious,” and put the spoon down. Or take tiny bites and have him/her do the same. Then invite your child to do something and you copy him/her.

This back and forth game helps your child learn to pay attention and remember so he/she can repeat your actions. Your child needs these thinking skills to learn information and use it. Plus it can encourage a picky eater to eat!

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