Meltdowns come and go like the tide—if we just wait them out (for both our toddler and ourselves!), they will subside and then we can get on with solving the real problem that perhaps triggered the meltdown. It is an impossible feat to try to get to the root of the issue when we’re right in the middle of a full-blown meltdown. Ride it out the best you can without getting carried away by the tide. Now is the time to utilize the self-control we’ve been growing. The storm will blow over, and then we can move forward.