emotional meltdown

Why do children have emotional meltdowns? 

Growing up involves a minefield of situations to be negotiated. Sometimes however, the situation we expect children to negotiate is way beyond the maturity or coping mechanisms they have to deal with the situation. In these moments, you may wonder where your little angel has disappeared to. And whether you are parenting a toddler… or a teenager, if you are faced with an exhausted and frustrated bundle of energy, tired, hungry and mad at the world, the responses can be surprisingly familiar.