When you have honest, age-appropriate conversations about scary things, you provide an outlet for your child's feelings, model healthy coping and establish that you are a source of support, even when topics are uncomfortable or frightening.
Although playing has crucial importance when it comes to children's development and learning, humor is not that far behind! It helps build vocabulary, reading skills, supports creative thought process, improves social interaction skills, boosts self esteem and builds a skill that will be helpful to them later in life, too. Plus, our hearts burst with happiness whenever we hear them laughing out loud.
When you see the first signs of your child losing control and feel that tantrum coming on, here are some things you can do to prevent it from getting out of hand. Children learn from experience, so it's important that you not give in (at least, not often), but rather follow through firmly, but lovingly.