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Category: Tantrums


There is never a reason to give a time-out to a child for having a tantrum, melt-down, or whatever you want to call it.  I’m talking about the kind of “fit” that is way beyond wining, manipulation, or just plain stubbornness.  It is beyond their control in that moment, and they need to be protected from hurting themselves (and others). It is best to hold them (tight enough so they can’t get away, but not…