Using my solution, I was finally able to stop the emotional runaway before it went rolling down the hill.
Now, every time my child throws a tantrum, instead of feeling frustrated, I use it as an opportunity to help her develop her brain circuits and emotion regulating skills.
My daughter has learned to calm herself during meltdowns. No punishment is ever needed.
We’re now both calmer and happier. We love spending time together and enjoy each other’s company. My child and I are closer than ever before.