Surviving Tantrums With Toddlers – Shrinking It Down

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February 15, 2019

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

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

Ellen Braaten, Co-Director

Ellen Braaten, Ph.D. is co-director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospi...

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Sara Rattigan

Sara Rattigan, Communications Director

Sara Rattigan, M.S. is the communications director for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a public health communicator whose passion has always centered around innovative a...

To learn more about Sara, or to contact her directly, please see Our Team.