Ahhh, The Epic Toddler Tantrum. It is a masterful thing. Number one, remember that it is not about you. Your child might be mad at you, but the child’s explosion is about him and his feelings, and you do not have to own those feelings as well. He is not in pain, he is PISSED. Let him be mad, you do not have to be as well.
The holidays can be a fun and festive time. Unfortunately they can also be busy, rushed and stressful, and that can cause your children to be less than festive themselves. Here are some tips to keep your holidays happy. All that you have to do is keep K.I.D.S. in mind. Kisses Respect your child’s wish […]
Look, siblings are like roommates who never chose each other. Sometimes it will be cool, other times not so cool.
As for the “stay-out-of-it-or-get-into-it” – As I always say, you are there to mentor. If your kids are fighting they need help, so help them.
Are you frustrated with NOT being listened to? Do you hate the feeling of yelling, but it is the only way to get your kid to hear you (and that doesn’t even work half the time)? Here are three non-yelling ways to get your toddler to listen AND respond to you.
Traveling CAN be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be a horror show. Keep in mind that society lets loud, obnoxious grown ups out and about in public – so KIDS who are loud and… ummm… let’s just say loud – are allowed out there too! And they are KIDS and still learning (so, to the jerk yelling at the line to move faster – what’s your excuse?) What’s a grown up’s excuse? Hmmm? NONE. OK, rant over – let’s get down to biz.
Some kids are particularly loud and it can really be a lot. I DO have some solutions that will feel good for everyone involved and get you a little peace and, well, almost quiet.
This question is a tough one. When a 2, 3, or 4 year old is struggling, our instinct is to jump in and help. Your kids are sad, and they’re tantruming, they’re crying. It can be heart-wrenching. We should help, right? What’s the big deal?
I would love to say no TV time is best, but I know that can be tough. We need time. We want kids to be quiet and sit. We have things to do. There are also some things that we LIKE watching with our kids. So how much TV is the right amount?