Videos How to use distraction effectively when dealing with an upset child. By Isabel Kallman Featured parenting professional: Harvey Karp, MD of The Happiest Toddler on the Block copyTwitterFacebookPin ItEmail Article Related posts: What do I do when my child throws a temper tantrum in the car? How do I handle my emotional or angry toddler? Techniques for helping my child when he or she is upset? How to communicate with an upset toddler. How can I help my toddler build his/her confidence?