Jennifer Kolari Discusses Cantankerous Toddlers

kolari-crop-thumb-60x66-1733This week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a reader whose 14-month-old toddler keeps getting into things and then becomes irate when they are taken away from her.

Jennifer explains that at 14 months, children can understand much more than they can express and that this can lead to frustration-induced tantrums. Jennifer advises using her mirroring technique to show your toddler you understand how upset she is and to articulate what’s upsetting her. Mirroring will defuse the meltdowns, decrease your toddler’s sense of frustration and improve her emotional regulation and language skills.

Click here to read Jennifer’s full answer or check out her other advice at Kolari’s Corner.

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