Real Parent Q: Why does my 2-year-old have so many tantrums and how can I help?

Tantrums arise for a handful of reasons, anxiety, sensory overstimulation, hunger, fatigue and more. In this video, we specifically address, how to help your young child cope when he or she cannot get what they want, so they melt-down, fall apart or tantrum.

When task demands exceed our skill sets, be they attention, memory, cognitive flexibility or self-regulation, our limbic system gets energized and we move into stress mode. This is common for 2-3-year-olds as they do not have the expressive language to fully express their needs and negotiate to get what they want. Young children can move to feelings overload, quickly.

Here are three things you can do to help them stay calm and feel loved.