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Toddler Tantrums

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.

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.

6 Things I Said I'd Never Do When I Had Kids

Dina Strada | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Dina Strada

I hope all moms out there can give themselves a break if you're doing even half of the things I'm doing, which if I'm perfectly honest, I don't think are all that bad now.

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.

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.

In Praise of the Tantrum

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

I'm hoping that my daughter grows up and sees that she is a force, a small comet of will drilling through the world. Tantrum, my darling. I am counting on that frustration, that urge to want, to get you through this life.

Shine Your Light. Stamp Your Feet. Rock On.

Wendy Wisner | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Wendy Wisner

Oh, my daydreamer. My tender, unhinged, bright, fierce soul. Here we are. I am spending my days witnessing this trembling in you. These desires you don't quite understand yet, and certainly can't control. I am tired. But I am trying to let you feel it all. I'm trying to let you be as free as I can.

Somebody Call Security! My Scarf's In the Laundry!

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

What is it about this scarf that calms my daughter so? Why does she find such solace in it? Why does one thing call out to a toddler more than another be it a doll, a stuffed animal or a scarf?

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.

6 Tips for Avoiding Toddler Tantrums Over Mobile Games

Catriona Wallis | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

As the founder of a startup developing mobile learning games for toddlers, I firmly believe in the power of good quality mobile learning games to stimulate little ones' minds. However, as a parent of two children aged 4 and 7 years, I encounter the same problems as parents of young children with mobile devices; playing games inevitably leads to tantrums!

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.

Who Owns the Airwaves?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

By loudly pouting in the media, the RNC is attempting to exert undue influence over things they do not own. If the networks give in, the RNC will essentially own them. The media outlets should let them keep their debates to themselves.

The Hero We All Need: Cooperative Girl!

Ariel Chesler | Posted 08.10.2013 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

There is a menace facing us parents and we need someone with superhuman powers to deal with it. A savior who will be able to deal with what no mortal can. Someone who swoops in and saves the day.

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

LOOK: Even More Reasons Everyone Is Crying

Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents

'Fess up. When you saw Greg Pembroke's "Reasons My Son Is Crying," did you consider taking a picture of your toddler mid-tantrum too? If so, you're no...

LOOK: 'Reasons My Son Is Crying' Tumblr Is A Viral Sensation

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents

His mother explains the hilarious reason for her son's tantrum.

The Perfect Moments That Make The Toddler Stage Worthwhile

Kim Simon | Posted 05.10.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

You are 3. But you are only 3. You are testing and trying and fighting and questioning. You are Batman and Buzz Lightyear and a friend of the ducks. You are ours and you are perfect and you are maddening, all at the same time.

Why Toddlers Freak Out About Everything

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate Last month, I discovered (and then nearly peed in my pants as a result of) comedian Jason Good’s blog p...

How to Diffuse a Tantrum in 10 Seconds Flat

The Stir | Posted 06.03.2012 | Parents
The Stir

It's a hard place to be -- in public with a toddler who is having a complete meltdown. Here are a few ways to stop those nasty tantrums dead in their tracks.

The 7-Step Process To Dealing With Tantrums

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 05.14.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

At its root, a tantrum is a result of frustration. Whether it is something the child can't have, can't do, can't express, or just can't tolerate, he is frustrated. His aspirations outweigh his ability. He wants to make all the decisions. He wants what he wants right now!

How To Turn Your Toddler Into A Tantrum Terrorist

JD Roberto | Posted 01.04.2012 | Parents
JD Roberto

Everything we do (and fail to do) is a lesson to our kids about how the world works and what is expected of them in that world.

15 Ways NOT To Raise Your Toddler

| Posted 01.12.2012 | Parents

By Mira Jacob I am a parenting editor and a mom. This means that all day, every day, I read about how to raise better children, and then go home an...

How to Survive the Holidays With a Toddler

Harvey Karp | Posted 02.14.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

The holidays can be the most magical time of year -- but let's be honest, if you have a willful, impulsive toddler (in other words, if you have a toddler) it can also be the most trying. Here are five common tantrum triggers, and how to keep them from turning into holiday horrors.

Tonight's Tantrums

Amy Fox | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Amy Fox

Much of the time my child is extremely reasonable. Much of the time she is utterly delightful. And the rest of the time she is two years old.