It's Not Just *Your* Kid Who Melts Down More During the Holidays
December 14, 2021 – In a Romper.com article about kids having tantrums during the holidays, the author includes tips from Rachel Robertson, child development expert and VP of Learning & Development at Bright Horizons, on how parents can prevent meltdowns and how to stop a tantrum when it’s already begun.
“The holidays often lead to high expectations of behavior: sit still, don’t touch, play nicely, use your manners, wait, wait, and wait some more,” says Rachel Robertson, child development expert and VP of Learning & Development at Bright Horizons. “Young children are just learning to regulate emotions and behaviors. This is truly an emerging skill that takes years, even decades, to master, so expecting a 3-year-old to do it perfectly for multiple days is a set-up. This is a real mismatch of expectations to developmental abilities.”
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