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5 Ways To Handle The After-School Meltdown With Style

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.

Think of it this way. Your child's resources have been completely used up by all of that sitting, managing, and missing. And they just plain old have nothing left.

To The Mom Of The Screaming Toddler At The Park

Mama Bean | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

You had a choice, you see, this morning in the sunshine at the park.

Why Is My Daughter Aggressive At Home And An Angel Everywhere Else?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When parents help their frustrated kids simply feel their sadness or disappointment, they move from aggression toward acceptance.

Tantrums Tamers: 32 Phrases to Use With 3- and 4-Year-olds

Andrea Nair | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Andrea Nair

The trick to communicating successfully with 3- and 4-year-olds is to be clever, funny, clear, rested, and to have a method to calming yourself down as fast as possible.

Help! Our Toddler Has Terrible Tantrums!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Our job as parents is to do our best to avoid sailing into the rough waters that can cause our little ones to lose their footing and fall apart. But no matter how hard we try to prevent our children from having tantrums, there may still be times when they cannot cope with whatever demand has been placed on them. Perhaps they're tired or hungry, or they could be feeling overly jealous or hurt.

My 6-Year-Old Blames Others When Things Go Wrong

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Avoid finger pointing. When you make a mistake, admit it -- without trying to say it was because of what someone did or didn't do. When we show our children what it looks like to take full responsibility for our actions, they are much more likely to freely admit when they've made a mistake.

Preventing Toddler Tantrums

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In my last blog post, I shared the developmental reasoning behind tantrums in toddlers ages two to four. Today, I'd like to share some tips for creating environments that can help prevent toddler tantrums from happening as much as possible.

When Kids Behave Badly... An Antidote to Facebook Envy

Janice Windt | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Janice Windt

Have you ever carried a screaming toddler, over your shoulder, up the stairs and out of a birthday party with your eldest son being dragged along behind as you do? We have. This past Sunday actually.

Mom Lip Syncs Daughter's Tantrum And Does An Impeccable Job

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents

California mom and entrepreneur Jennifer Closson Aprea has an unconventional technique for dealing with kid tantrums: the lip sync. A video she pos...

It's Just a Bad Day, Not a Bad Life

Terri Linton | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Terri Linton

These were the days that I thought that I was going to lose my mind. These were the days that I never imagined when I longingly dreamt of motherhood. These were the days that I questioned my decision and ability to be a single-mother.

I'm The Mom I Judged In The Store

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Chrissy Kelly

I am that mom, and these are strangely some of the most sacred moments of parenting. When it isn't easy -- but it's still so good. When God reveals himself to me through my boys. I think back to that mom that I judged from years ago, and I understand important things about life I didn't know then. I'm grateful for the shift in perspective.

Expert Advice For Controlling A Child's Out-Of-Control Behavior

Posted 01.09.2015 | Dr. Phil

Most parents deal with a child’s tantrums and unruly behavior at some point, but imagine living in fear of your own child. For Allen and Cheryl, the...

The Fake Can Of Peas And Choosing Your Parenting Battles

Crystal Ponti | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Crystal Ponti

A metaphoric sledgehammer struck me in the head as I watched her throw the chewed, mangled plastic into a corner in favor of a purple ball. A PURPLE BALL!

Chicken Nuggets and the Stuff Of Life

Emily Ballard | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

I believe with utter confidence that, in the majority of circumstances, a kid that feels good emotionally will behave well. I've used this idea as a compass with my children, taking note of the direction of their moods and actions; when I feel out of control as a mother, my children act like they're living without the comfort of sturdy boundaries -- because, in those moments, they are

6 Toddler Behaviors I'd Like To Try for A Day

Meredith Hale | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

While their actions may get them in trouble now and then, toddlers generally get away with things deemed "inappropriate" in the adult world. In fact, sometimes I envy my 1-year-old and his complete lack of inhibition (and, at times, pants).

Why Can't They Just Behave? Here's Your Answer

Heather Creekmore | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Heather Creekmore

I'm all for discipline and sometimes that is the only necessary path. But I think a lot of our frustration, our cries of "why can't they just behave," aren't really about behavior at all.

30 Struggles Only A 3-Year-Old Would Understand

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Being 3 is tough. You're not a baby anymore, but you're not a big kid yet, either. You're expected to do what you're told, but now you have mind of your own. Uh-oh! Here are 30 times when, for a 3-year-old, the struggle is real.

How to Escalate Tears Into a Tantrum

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

"I want to wear the Mickey Mouse pajamas!" our toddler announced. My husband fished out the top, but the Mickey Mouse bottoms were in hiding. "Look, ...

5 Mantras for Mindful Parenting

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

Taking a mindful pause is one of the most important actions we can take to make us more patient in our parenting. Yes, our children push our buttons; they challenge and frustrate us. But many of their behaviors are out of our control.

Sometimes There's Still a Village

Rachael Clarke | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

We're all capable of being a part of this village, the village it takes to raise a child. We can all offer an encouraging look, a kind word, a helpful gesture

Taming Toddler Tantrums: Expert Tips on Navigating the Toddler Years | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents

Imagine having a co-worker or boss who constantly burst into tears when you asked her something totally innocuous, like whether she wanted coffee. Or maybe she comes running into your office every hour, screaming bloody murder because you didn't wear her favorite pair of shoes. You'd probably want to quit your job.

Supernanny Jo Frost Takes On Tantrums In New Book

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.02.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — Jo Frost of "Supernanny" fame is out with her seventh book, and she's taking aim at toddlers. More specifically, she focuses on the ...

I'm Addicted to My Daughter's Lovey

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

I need Elephant Lovey pronto with his smushed trunk and half-closed embroidered eyes. In this house, he is the toddler version of Ambien.

Dear Family Whisperer: Help Me Cope!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Try not to typecast your boys. View them through a family lens: Your firstborn had you and his dad all to himself for more than half his life. Your second child came home to an already-formed household.

I Use My iPhone to Cope With the Stress of Parenting

Sarah Fader | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

Sometimes, we don't know what to do as parents, and so we zone out as a defense mechanism. I'm surrounded by an incredibly uncomfortable feeling that I'm failing my child and hence, I look to this neutral device that is in the back pocket of my jeans chilling, waiting for me to click on it.