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Conquer Yelling & Overcome Anger: Part Two

Conquer Yelling & Overcome Anger: Part Two

Do you feel like screaming when your toddler takes too long to put on his shoes? Do you worry that your child is still hitting at school, or that your preteen just declared she’s going on a diet?

Most of us are triggered by our children multiple times a day. And it’s often our own behavior that makes things worse.
when parents need a time out
You can tame your tantrums. Here are eight things you can do when you’re in the grip of anger and need a time out.

Conquer Yelling & Overcome Anger: 2-Part Blog Series

Conquer Yelling & Overcome Anger: 2-Part Blog Series

Do you feel like screaming when your toddler takes too long to put on his shoes? Do you worry that your child is still hitting at school, or that your preteen just declared she’s going on a diet?

Most of us are triggered by our children multiple times a day. And it’s often our own behavior that makes things worse.
when parents need a time out
You can tame your tantrums. Here are eight things you can do when you’re in the grip of anger and need a time out.

Put A Lid On It

Put A Lid On It

Good listening is the cornerstone to good parenting. But so often, we find ourselves:
interrupting, negotiating, instructing, criticizing, or correcting our children.
Good listening doesn’t mean you have to give in to your child’s demands. You can set limits, and, in fact, limits are vital for children. But once you’ve set a limit, you don’t need to say much. You can briefly explain why they can’t have a bag of gummies in the check out line, but don’t get into a full blown argument with them, especially when they’re upset.
when parents need a time out
You can tame your tantrums. Here are eight things you can do when you’re in the grip of anger and need a time out.

Taming Parent Tantrums: 8 Keys to Quieting the Storm

Taming Parent Tantrums: 8 Keys to Quieting the Storm

Although our children notice when we yell, scream, or grab too tight, they are not at fault. As psychologist Laura Markham notes, “…no one ever really ‘triggers’ you. They’re your triggers, from your own childhood, from other traumas, or from your current stress. Your child has simply unearthed them and is giving you the opportunity to heal them.”

when parents need a time out
You can tame your tantrums. Here are eight things you can do when you’re in the grip of anger and need a time out.

The Secret to Helping Your Baby’s Brain Grow

The Secret to Helping Your Baby’s Brain Grow

Although we parents might feel like we spend every moment with a new baby, our days are also filled with the work it takes to run a family. There is laundry to be done, meals to prepare, diapers to change, showers to slip into when we have a moment, and errands to run when we can. And so we get busy around our babies. Even when we’re with our babies hour after hour, sometimes 3:00 p.m. rolls around and we haven’t actually connected with them yet.

There is More to Sharing Than Taking Turns

Sometimes children love to share. A child passes out a cupcake to each friend at a party; offers his baby sister the toy he knows she’ll love; or asks grandma to buy something for her siblings in addition to her own gift when they are at the toy store together.

But sometimes…children are not so generous or loving. All children have trouble sharing at times. A child might hoard all of the “best” sandbox toys for herself, or run to snag the best seat in the car before his siblings get there.

The “do-nothing-say-nothing” Challenge

The “do-nothing-say-nothing” Challenge

OK, that’s it! Time out! And no more screen time for the rest of the week! Have  you tried time outs, punishments, or rewards lately? The problem with these parenting techniques is that they tend to increase your children’s anger and resentment. Your kids are actually...

Ten Minutes of Special Time Can Change Everything

Ten Minutes of Special Time Can Change Everything

What if I told you that with ten minutes of your undivided attention: Your child will be more cooperative—more likely to pick up the toys when you ask them to or get their pajamas on at night. You’ll build trust in your relationship with your kid so they rely on you...

What Everyone Should Know About Being a Grandparent

What Everyone Should Know About Being a Grandparent

Becoming a grandparent can be one of the sweetest things in life. Grandparents often have a rejuvenating glow when they talk about their grandchildren. Usually the joys of grandparenthood come without the same stresses of parenting. In fact: The worries that burden us...