Surviving Tantrums With Toddlers, featuring Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD – Shrinking It Down

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Posted in: Infants & Toddlers, Multimedia, Parenting Concerns, Podcast

Topics: Behavioral Issues, Child + Adolescent Development

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Almost every parent has been there. Whether your child is age two or twenty-two, we’re all familiar with the “T” word. Out-of-control meltdowns on the way to school, embarrassing moments in the supermarket. Tantrums can feel like a nightmare. But understanding what’s going on in your toddler’s mind – in addition to what you may bring to these interactions from your own personal experience – can be a really helpful starting point in honing survival strategies.

In this episode of Shrinking It Down, our co-director Ellen Braaten is joined by special guest Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, author of the new book The Tantrum Survival Guide. Tune into the show for some great advice on “tuning into your child’s mind to calm the craziness and make family fun again.”

Media List

·     The Tantrum Survival Guide (Rebecca Schrag Hershberg | The Guildford Press)

·     Tantrums: Parenting Reset (Good Day New York, Fox5)

·     How to Survive Your Child’s Epic Tantrum (Greater Good Magazine)

·     What if My Child Has Tantrums? (MGH Clay Center)

·     The Crying Toddler (MGH Clay Center)

·     What is Separation Anxiety? (MGH Clay Center)


Episode hosted by Ellen Braaten

Episode produced by Sara Rattigan

Music by Gene Beresin

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Ellen Braaten, PhD

Ellen Braaten, PhD

Ellen Braaten, PhD, is executive director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at  Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and former co-director for the MGH Clay Cente...

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