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Temper Tantrums

The Fake Can Of Peas And Choosing Your Parenting Battles

Crystal Ponti | Posted 01.07.2015 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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?

Why Your Child Is Having Temper Tantrums – And How To Tame Them

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

When a child has a temper tantrum, he/she is trying to communicate a need. It’s your job as a parent to figure out the need, teach the child a bette...

Dear Toddler, Screw Your Tantrums

Crystal Ponti | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Crystal Ponti

There was no consoling you. You battled through bites of grilled cheese. Slapped my hand when I tried to feed you tomato soup. In the end, I resembled a walking contemporary painting. Some might call you artistic -- a free soul with a strong spirit. I had other words in mind.

I Have a Favorite Child. Admit It, So Do You.

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Darcy R. Shapiro

I grew up in a house where, for better or worse, the favorite child question was always being asked. And now that I have my own children, I get it. And I must admit, I have a favorite child.

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.

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.

Why It Is Important to Take Our Littles Out in Public

Sylvia Bass | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Sylvia Bass

If you have children, you know the look. That look that strangers give us when they see us venture out in public with our young children.

Coping With a Toddler Tantrum in a Stressful Situation

Kate Russell | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Kate Russell

She did not want me near her. She did not want to hear my words of comfort. She just wanted her Daddy back.

Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheldon D. Newton

Anger and rage can destroy a person's ambitions, potential and dreams. It can even cost their life or the life of someone dear to them. This has been proven time and time again.

4 Steps to Deal With A Tantrum

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

t the point where your child enters into the stage of tantrums, having a strategy for how to deal with their outbursts will help keep you sane until they outgrow them -- anywhere between the ages 4 and 63. Here are four steps to take when faced with a tantrum.

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 ...

My Mommie Dearest Moment -- Minus the Clothes Hanger

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I didn't realize I had a lot was riding on this little family jaunt to Venice Beach right up until the moment we arrived and nobody wanted to be there.

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.

What My Daughter Learned from The Nutcracker

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

Last week, my daughter and I were in a production of The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet School. Before the show she cried because she wanted to be onstage NOW. After her part was done she cried because she wanted to go back on stage NOW.

Medication Nation: Children's Health in Peril

Emma Jenner | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Sarah Clark was worried about her 3-year-old daughter. Adrienne had multiple temper tantrums an hour, hour after hour, and their house was constantly filled with her screaming.

Chasing After Batman: An Introverted Parent Raising an Extroverted Child

Brent Almond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

As far as I can tell, JJ's the most gregarious and extroverted child there. And by "there" I mean anywhere. He's on this adventure and I'm along for the ride, making sure he doesn't run too far ahead, knock anyone over, or cross the street without holding my hand.

Can This Help Parents Of Difficult Toddlers Cope?

Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/05/2013 04:47 PM EST on LiveScience Parents of difficult toddlers can benefit from group trai...

Raising Awareness: BATYO

Joy Gabriel | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Joy Gabriel

My sweet angel daughter has been diagnosed with a common but often misunderstood condition known as: Being A Two Year Old. Being A Two Year Old impacts millions of Americans and their loved ones each day.

Dear Judgy Guy At The Supermarket, Keep Your Advice To Yourself. Sincerely, Parents

Matt Walsh | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Matt Walsh

You had this expression like you were expecting a high five. "Yeah, put it here, dude, you really told that young mother and her 3-year-old off! Nice!" Is that how you thought I'd respond?

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.

What I Wish I'd Known Before Weaning My Toddler

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.02.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

As much as I am an advocate of breastfeeding, I also think it's important to be truthful about the difficulties to help mothers be prepared. Let's both encourage moms to breastfeed and give them the tools to assist them to stop when they move through that sensitive time.