What To Do The Next Time Your Kid Has A Meltdown

Watching your toddler fall to the floor in a puddle of shrieks in public is enough to mortify any parent. But it's important to remember that tantrums are a natural part of your child’s development. They emerge from feelings of frustration as he or she is beginning to develop language but can’t yet use words to express emotions.

Of course, the intensity of the tantrums will vary depending on your child’s temperament. But here are six things you need to know to weather the storm and empower your child to recover:

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Stephen Cowan, M.D.

Stephen Cowan, M.D., FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician with 30 years of clinical experience working with children. He has a sub-specialty in Developmental Pediatrics and is New York State Certified in Medical Acupuncture. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the AAP Committee on Children with Disabilities, and a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is founder of The Westchester Center for Holistic Families, where he offers holistic evaluation and treatments for children. He also sees patients at Tournesol Wellness in NYC, and he is director of health and education for the nonprofit Tournesol Kids. He has lectured internationally on alternative approaches to health problems in children. He is the author of Fire Child, Water Child and has contributed chapters to several books about holistic approaches to childhood conditions. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric problems such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Migraine, Tourette's syndrome, Asthma and Allergies. Understanding the child as an interrelated part of family and environment is the central focus of his practice. This approach respects the inseparability of mind, body, and spirit and promotes a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy. For appointments: email drstephencowan@gmail.com or call: 914-882-9335
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