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Managing Tantrums According to Science


With Cindy Hovington, Ph.D.



Having to handle our child’s behaviour and big emotions is to be expected, it comes with being a parent. But goodness, it is exhausting. The true work of parenting is being able to regulate ourselves in the face of their big reactions. To better understand what causes our children to react this way, we’ll learn about what’s actually happening in their brains. In this episode, we are joined by Cindy Hovington to help understand this perspective, discuss tantrums, big emotions, and how to make a connection with your child during this key time. 

Cindy Hovington, Ph.D. holds a doctorate degree in neuroscience. She is a mom of 3 and the founder of Curious Neuron, a resource providing parenting advice that is backed by science. Every week on Instagram, we focus on one topic surrounding child development, mental health, learning, or play. The Curious Neuron blog offers articles by experts in pediatrics and research and they are interviewed on the Curious Neuron podcast.  Her goal is to make research accessible to parents and caregivers. Join the “Family Meetings” every Monday, where Cindy discusses the ups and downs of parenting. Join her online courses to discover your child’s brain development. 


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


  • What is happening in your child’s brain when they have big feelings
  • How do we help soothe and calm our children
  • What behaviours are expected and developmentally appropriate
  • Why it is important to make a connection with your child during a tantrum
  • Our role as a parent during these challenging times

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September 30, 2020

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