Child Proof

The Scientific Cause of Sudden Toddler Meltdowns

Most parents think kids can control their emotions long before their brains are equipped to do so

Elizabeth Preston
Forge
Published in
4 min readApr 4, 2019

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TToddler feelings come at you fast. One minute you and your child are having a joyful tickle-fest on the sofa; the next they’re lying on the floor and crying because you…

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Elizabeth Preston
Forge
Writer for

Elizabeth Preston is a freelance science journalist and humor writer in the Boston area.