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Temper Tantrums

Parents Who Are Screaming on the Inside While Being Calm on the Outside

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Once your calm is felt by your child, it's sometimes startling how the child perceives your love and care. They know their behavior upsets you and sense your huge effort to be there for them. That's when they may begin to share that something is troubling them.

Things I Hate More Than My Toddler Hates Silence

Matt Brennan | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Matt Brennan

Picking up dog poop. The smell of mothballs. Discovering rotten milk the hard way. These are all awful experiences. But the hate I muster up for these experiences pales in comparison to the hate my son has already mustered up for silence.

The Car Ride From Hell That Didn't Really Bother Me

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

I could write you all the details of the high-pitched screams, the hitting, pinching and the pushing (all in the back seat), but that would be way too overwhelming and annoying.

Handcuffs Do Not Belong in Schools

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendy Rice

A sheriff's deputy from Kentucky is currently facing federal lawsuit because he handcuffed at least two elementary school students who were acting up....

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.

Temper Tantrums: The Toddler's Complete Guide

Matt Brennan | Posted 08.08.2015 | Parents
Matt Brennan

There are multiple ways for you to get what you want by throwing an effective temper tantrum. Show your parents who the head of the household is.

Parents Floored By Stranger's Kind Act Following Their Toddler's Tantrum

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents

After dealing with their toddler's temper tantrum at a restaurant, vacationing parents were shocked to discover their bill had already been covered, c...

Lessons of Tantrums, Wise Sibling Instincts and the Healing Power of Empathy

Jesua | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul

My son Ezra woke up sweetly today, pouncing on top of me in bed with all his 65 pounds of naked, sun-kissed, 6-year-old love, panting loudly with morn...

Going Ape

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Taming Toddler Tantrums

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Previously, I shared reasons why your toddler may be having a meltdown, and also some tips for preventing tantrums from happening. Today, I'd like to share some tips for taming toddler tantrums when they do happen.

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.

What Toddler Tantrums Mean

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

What causes toddler emotions to go from zero to 60? While the answer depends on your individual child and circumstances of the moment, his development at different stages also has a lot to do with those tantrums.

The Myth Of The Perfect Toddler

Meredith Hale | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

I've noticed that those parents regaling me with tales of well-behaved, docile toddlers are either immersed in nostalgia or are too exhausted to notice their toddler has emptied the entire refrigerator and placed all the eggs in individual Tupperware containers.

The Nightmare That Is Clothes Shopping With Young Children

Kiri Skelton | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Kiri Skelton

Shopping is not my idea of fun at the best of times. Clothes shopping with children is its own special kind of hell.

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...

Sometimes Adults Need Tantrums, Too!

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Tantrums are usually associated with children and are often considered unpleasant and unwanted. But what about a healthy, grown-up tantrum? What about making a conscious decision to welcome up our emotions rather than stuff them in or lash them out?

My Daughter Throws A Fit

John Kinnear | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
John Kinnear

I unloaded the dishwasher. I obsessed over the words, "I don't want to be trapped." I played with my son. I buried my face in my hands and questioned how anyone can ever claim to be a great parent. I preheated the oven and got the fish sticks ready.

33 Phrases To Stop Your Toddler's Tantrums

Andrea Nair | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Andrea Nair

Here are some parenting phrases that can help increase a toddler's cooperation and reduce tantrums. The delivery of these lines usually goes better with a smile or goofy face.

6 Things I Wish I Didn't Struggle With, But Do

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 04.20.2015 | Hawaii
Kimanzi Constable

I've had a lot of cool wins in the last year or so. After three years, the hard work is paying off. I've kept off the 170 pounds I lost. I get to wake up and do whatever I want -- work wise -- in the place that I love, Maui, Hawaii.

Dear Friend (A Letter to Moms of Toddlers)

Kate Baer | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

I know there is a lot of great stuff out there about how you're supposed to carpe diem or not carpe diem or how we're supposed to stop yelling or cut ourselves a break. Here is what I want to say to you today.

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

A Letter To The Woman In The Parking Lot Of The Posh Gym

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

Sure, there is no shortage of people out there ready to critique our every move. But there are also many many bystanders who really do empathize when things get hard for us parents.

To the Woman Who Told Mom to 'Quiet' Her Tantruming Kid

Crystal Ponti | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Crystal Ponti

You may not have said the words, but we all know what you were thinking. Mom should do a better job keeping her kid under control. Well, shame on you.

Dear Perfect Mother

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

What if your CAPS LOCK button quits? That would give you a tick and a stutter. And if I were to take away your exclamation point -- how might you unleash your venom?