Here are a few things to remember when and if your child has a meltdown.

1. Most children have meltdowns, not just yours.

2. Meltdowns usually spring from multiple causes that have built up over time – the upset is often not just about the immediate “problem”.

3. Having a calm and steady reaction (easier said than done) can help end a meltdown relatively quickly.

4. Removing an upset child from “a surrounding crowd” can help parents sort things through more easily.