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16 Things You Should Never Say During A Toddler Tantrum

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First up on the list of things that you should NEVER say during a toddler tantrum: CALM DOWN.

during a toddler tantrum

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You know how mad you get when you’re fighting with your partner and they tell you to calm down? Yeah. Works the same way with toddlers, which is to say, not at all. It’s entirely possible that toddlers don’t even know that the word calm means. It’s like talking to them in a foreign language that they do not speak. Calm? What is this “calm” you keep saying? During a toddler tantrum, telling them to calm down is the equivalent of giving someone in a sinking boat a spoon. GEE THANKS, SUPER HELPFUL. It’s only going to enrage them, and help YOU sink faster.

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