I'm curious to hear some ideas, theories, and experiences of how other parents respond to a tantrum in 2 year old. My first child didn't really tantrum in the very typical sense. My second is now 2 and occasionally she will just kind of cry and feel very upset and is a bit irrational = typical "tantrum". These are rare and we will obviously be working on prevention but I am curious to hear how other parents respond when their young ones tantrum in this way.
I don't think my DC wants to be touched and she isn't receptive to verbal communication AND she doesn't really seem to want to be cajoled out of it anyway. So, that leaves me kind of piddling around her, occasionally telling her that I'm here for her if she needs me.
There's something about that, however, that can feel a bit uncaring. Has anyone else felt this way? I mean, I absolutely do not think that rising to her level of stress is a good idea but it feels kind of mean for me to be all cool and calm while she's freaking out, yk?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!