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Temper Tantrums

My Mommie Dearest Moment -- Minus the Clothes Hanger

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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.

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...

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.

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...

I Love and Welcome My Daugther's Rage

Christie O. Tate | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Christie O. Tate

On the day she was born, I whispered a very simple promise in her ear: "I will support your emotions, especially anger, every day of my life. All of you is welcome with me."

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: I Thought It Was My Worst Mom Moment

Meagan Francis | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Meagan Francis

I do know that I can no more take total credit for the way Isaac is today, than I can take all the blame for the way he was then.

3 Ways To Stop The Nagging

LearnVest | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Like water dripping from a leaky faucet, a kid's constant nagging can be annoying and almost impossible to ignore, but giving in can have real financial consequences.

The Terrible Twos Were NOTHING Compared To This

Adrian Kulp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

Every day, I suit up for battle. It's not just the usual twice-a-day stuff like "I don't wanna go" or "I don't wanna eat that for breakfast." I'm talking about something every hour. Screaming, pushing, punching, biting, spitting, back-talking, karate kicks and testicle head butts. All in a day's work.

Do Timeouts Really Work?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate So there I was last week, perusing a preschool parent handbook, when I stumbled across a curious anti-tim...

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?

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.

Even Parents Trip

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

The moment the word "trip" left my mouth, I burst into tears. I had been holding my emotions in all day, trying to stay calm for my daughter. But as I recounted that day's events to the nurse I couldn't do it for a second longer. I tripped, my daughter hit her head and now we're in the ER.

4 Powerful and Effective Alternatives to Punishment

Ashley Ryan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

As parents who are learning to raise healthier and happier kids, we also need to reflect on our actions in order to clearly see the effectiveness of our own parenting approach.

DSM-5 Is a Guide, Not a Bible: Simply Ignore Its 10 Worst Changes

Allen Frances | Posted 02.02.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

My best advice to clinicians, to the press, and to the general public -- be skeptical and don't follow DSM-5 blindly down a road likely to lead to massive over-diagnosis and harmful over-medication. Just ignore the 10 changes that make no sense.

Are Tantrums A Psychiatric Diagnosis?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents

Naming a syndrome gives it power, which is why changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, are so closely watched. W...