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Temper Tantrum

Spare the Rod, Save the Child

Boris Rubinstein MD | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Boris Rubinstein MD

I did not know what to do and was paralyzed by helplessness. I had planned a nice outing, but now, not only was my child was having a temper in a public place, but I was being tested.

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.

The Day My Son Stopped Being Cute

Meredith Hale | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

My son was no longer a baby. He was no longer "cute." He was a destructive force that was wrecking my home.

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

The Toddler Red Tent

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

If you notice an abrupt change in your formerly peaceful child, they could be taking a turn into disequilibrium.

How I Learned To Stay Still

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

She wants me to meet her ferocity. I usually do. Tonight, I surrender. With all of my might, I stay still. Then slowly -- magically -- she softens. The crying stops. Her body gives. She turns on her side towards me, I hold her. She exhales -- sweaty and empty -- and sleeps.

I Let My Toddlers Drink Coffee (And It Hasn't Killed Them)

Catherine McCord | Posted 03.10.2012 | Parents
Catherine McCord

Moderation in all things is a good rule to live by and I find that if you let kids try a bit of a food or drink every now and then, it becomes less taboo and a lot less precious.

The Science Behind A Temper Tantrum

NPR.org | Posted 12.05.2011 | Parents

Children's temper tantrums are widely seen as many things: the cause of profound helplessness among parents; a source of dread for airline passengers ...

How To Overcome Everyday Disasters

Prevention | Cathy Alter and Holly C. Corbett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Not all setbacks are of epic proportion. Often, all it takes is a casual insult or silly faux pas to knock you off course. Those trip-ups can snowba...