The toddler tantrum: the bane of parents EVERYWHERE. Even at their best, toddlers are unreasonable by nature. Have you ever tried to reason with a 3-year old who insists that the sky is, in fact, green? Pro-tip: don’t. Just close your eyes and pretend it’s green, you’ll thank me later. So what happens when you have an unreasonable toddler in the middle of a tantrum? World War 3, basically. There’s no getting out of a toddler tantrum. It’s like a riptide: stop fighting it and just float along until you’re in safer waters. And for cripe’s sake, don’t say anything of these 10 things during a toddler tantrum! Trust me, it won’t do you any good.

#1 on the list of things that you should NEVER say during a toddler tantrum: CALM DOWN.

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You know how mad you get when you’re fighting with your partner and they tell you to calm down? Yeah. Works the same way with toddlers, which is to say, not at all.