If you’re a mom of toddlers, you’ve probably had to deal with the dreaded tantrum. They happen all the time – at home and in public – and when we have an audience like when you’re at a grocery  store or at the mall, it’s like the most embarrassing thing ever. They don’t call it terrible 2s for nothing. Today, we’re going to learn how to deal with tantrums and really get to the root of the issue.

Brooke Campbell is a licensed creative arts therapist and board certified trainer of drama therapy with fifteen years of experience and holds a master’s degree from New York University . She’s the founder of Creative Kinections LLC an arts based community organization providing drama therapy to private clients, universities, hospitals, schools, non-profits, addiction centers, and domestic violence organizations. Brooke is an alumni and teaching fellow at the University of Pennsylvania with the School of Social Policy and Practice and guest lectures at New York University and The School of Visual Arts. In 2018, she received the Women’s Excellence Award in Children’s Advocacy and has been voted by parents as a Favorite Kids’ Doc in the category of psychotherapy from 2013-2018.

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Show Notes:

  • 2:50 – What is drama therapy?
  • 3:46 – How does it relate to psychotherapy?
  • 4:33 – Why do toddlers act out?
  • 7:30 – Is it fight or flight response when they cry, kick, scream?
  • 9:45 – What should a parent do when their kid is throwing a tantrum in public?
  • 13:25 – What are some tips to employ on a consistent basis?
  • 18:17 – Do kids understand right/wrong at a certain age?
  • 20:46 – What is your take on Time Out?
  • 22:30 – Guilt vs. shame
  • 26:00 – Making positive choices
  • 27:30 – As a therapist, what are your top tips for moms?
  • 32:00 – Mom Sense moment
  • 34:00 – Mom Haul
  • 36:00 – Quote of the day

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