When my child was going through the terrible-twos, her temper tantrums could easily last 30-45 minutes.
She would hysterically cry over small things all day, every day.
Then it kept escalating until I started screaming right along her.
I felt like a bad mom.
I read parenting books. I tried getting down to her level, making eye contact and naming her emotions. When she wasn't throwing tantrums, I played emotional regulation games with her.
Still, nothing worked.
It drove me crazy. I was at my wits end.
It was exhausting and defeating.