When my daughter was going through the terrible twos, I received a lot of different advice from friends and family. It was hard to know which was right and which was good.
My background is in Electrical Engineering and Business Management. I decided to solve this problem in my own nerdy way… I set out to study the science of parenting.
Then I found out something surprising…
When my child throws a tantrum, she’s not giving me a hard time. She is having a hard time.
Instead of having someone yelling at her or punishing her, what she needed was someone to help her.
When there’s a screaming child in front of you, it’s hard to keep things in perspective. But I’ve learned to regulate myself, because if I could not regulate myself, how could I expect a toddler to do so?