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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.

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.

The Honest Toddler Guide To Tantrums

Honest Toddler | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Honest Toddler

There's a very dirty word commonly used to describe the mild outbursts of reasonable emotion that toddlers display from time to time. That word is TANTRUM.

Granddaughter's Tantrums Are Exhausting!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Children have tantrums when they feel overwhelmed by big emotions like anger, fear or disappointment. One way of thinking about it is that your granddaughter gets thrown into a storm of powerful feelings, knocked around by waves that are simply too big for her to manage.

How to Respond to Your Child's Angry Outbursts

Signe Whitson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

One minute, she was walking toward me, the next, she was dragging her body forward, propelled only by tears and heartfelt accusations: You always make me miss everything fun! I don't want to go! I'm not going! You always make me leave! I never get to stay for the fun things.

What To Do When Your Kid Throws An Epic Tantrum

Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? Mom, Kathy Sterner, posted this clip of her husband lip syncing his daughter's temper tantrum. "My 6 year old daug...

Why You Should Stop And Think Before Judging My Child | Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents

Going through this with her makes me see other parents that I used to judge fairly harshly on a completely different level. You'd never think, looking at my daughter, I wonder if she'd just suffered a tremendous loss?

Should Parents Respond to or Ignore a Tantrum?

Brenda Rothman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Brenda Rothman

When I call my child's actions a behavior, when I label it "a tantrum," it kind of lets me off the hook. Oh, that's a tantrum. He has the problem. He needs to learn. It sets us up for a power struggle.

The Secret To Taming Toddler Tantrums Is Simpler Than You Think

Posted 08.23.2013 | Parents

You want your toddler to stop crying. You also want her to learn her animals. Put that together and what do you get? An almost foolproof method for ca...

Why Mindful Parenting Works

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

By being more mindful, we can pause before reacting, taking time to calm ourselves down. We can remind ourselves to breathe for a minute, become more aware of the present moment and choose to respond in a manner consistent with how we want to treat our child.

How to Avoid Meltdowns Without Caving in

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When you see signs of your child heading toward a tantrum and you realize you aren't going to be able to stay cool, calm and collected, there is a way to "give in" to your child (thereby avoiding the meltdown) without teaching her that whenever she wants something, all she needs to do is yell.

VOTE: The Best Reasons Kids Are Crying

Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents

One little guy desperately wanted to bring all his toys to the grocery store. Another tot was angry at her parents for not buying the “dolly” movi...

What I Learned On My Worst Parenting Day

JJ Keith | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents
JJ Keith

I don't want to ever be away from my kids, except for all the times that I desperately want to be away from my kids. And, actually, I can feel both things simultaneously.

When Temper Tantrums Become A Disorder

Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/17/2013 07:43 AM EDT on LiveScience Editor's Note: With the release of the latest edition...

Life Lessons From Tears and Tantrums

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

As adults, we become aware of how our emotional fluctuations impact others, but my toddler doesn't give a care that her moods might stress me out. Her main concern is making it known that she wants her sparkly shoes and not her red ones

Old Yeller

Caren Chesler | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

The yelling has been going on for several weeks now, and this morning, I was almost at my wit's end.

Life Lessons Learned From My Toddler

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Toddlerhood is a challenging stage. My daughter has the newfound ability to express her wants, needs and excessively irrational, endless, countless, infinite demands with words, yet lacks the decency to keep it to herself.

Taming the Wild Things by Force

David Vienna | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
David Vienna

Later, as we select books to read before bedtime, he requests Where The Wild Things Are -- a book about a boy so untamed, he scares even the most ferocious of creatures. There's a metaphor here, I know it. Is he one of the wild things? Am I? Are we both the boy?

When Good Parents Grow Ugly

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Who says that the second we have kids, we're supposed to behave like saints, suddenly free of the baggage we've carried around for years? I personally wish someone had pulled me aside at a young age and explained that parents are just trying to find their way as they go.

Remember This, Not That

CT Working Moms | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

This parenting stuff, I am learning, is tricky business. It can be tough to figure out when to be stern and hold your ground as a mom to help mold your children into better people, and when to just throw in the towel and let kids be kids.

WATCH: Little Girl Has Meltdown, Begs For 'Real Live Unicorn'

Posted 03.21.2013 | Parents

Sometimes, you just really, really want a real live unicorn! In this video, uploaded several months ago by YouTube user Tsquiggs123, there's someth...

'You're Making Mama Sad' Is a Dirty, Dirty Lie

Sara Lind | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Sara Lind

If I try to stop the tantrums by telling my daughter that she's making me unhappy, the not-so-subtle message is that I am not in control of my own happiness. And nothing could be more dangerous.