How toddlers' brains differ from adults, causing their infamous temper tantrums.
- The part of the brain that produces emotion is called the amygdala
- In adults, the frontal lobes act as a control centre and keep the amygdala in check
- In young children the frontal lobes have not developed and are unable to control their emotions and impulses
- The 'terrible twos' mark a stage in brain development in which children gain control over their emotions
Toddlers are famous for their tantrums when they don't get their own way, they can simply lose control.
With our adult brains, we can try to reason with them, but it just doesn't work.
That's because toddlers really do have different brains.
The part of the brain that produces emotions, and can trigger ...