tantrums were seen as a manipulation tactic used by little ones to get attention. Parents were taught that there’s no logical reason for which a child could be acting out in this way and that the kid should just be isolated during an episode and left to “cry it out of their system.
Today we understand that this is not the case. Unfortunately, this archaic belief has been so accepted at a social level that some parents do not understand the actual connotations of tantrums.
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