There’s a reason for the phrase the terrible twos. We’ve all seen a toddler meltdown happen – in the checkout line, at the dinner table or in the toy aisle. Anyone with a child over the age of five will surely sympathize with the parent wrangling a little person out of a restaurant who is shrieking, kicking and screaming. I’m talking about the dreaded temper tantrums, which so often go hand-in-hand with toddlerdom. While temper tantrums create some of the most trying moments for parents, we have solid research that helps us better understand the nature of tantrums and helps parents handle tantrums better. Here’s the good news: typical tantrums will last an average of 3 minutes and then usually blow over naturally if correctly handled by adults. Read more on the Primrose Pointers for Parents blog.