Are you in the face of the toddler tantrums and sibling squabbles? Are you tired of the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach after you've yelled at your child? You're not alone. Child development expert, Kimberley Blaine offers parents positive discipline alternatives that will yield great results.
Tired of the tantrums, the constant fighting, the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach
after you've yelled at your child? You're not alone. Author Kimberley Clayton Blaine explains how emotional coaching raises healthier, happier kids and helps you get past some common parenting problems.
Various factors bring tantrums on, and if you can identify the trigger, then you can help your baby calm down and perhaps even avoid the tantrum in the first place.
Tantrums are sure to be in the top of parents' list of "obnoxious kid behaviors" and when your kid uses this routine in public it's just plain humiliating.
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Demanding behavior -- from the time a child is about two to four a parent can usually expect to experience it. Parents should not, however, excuse such behavior as only a passing stage. A parent's response to such bossiness may determine how long and how intense these battles last. How should you respond?
Dear Dr. Laura,
My son is 11 months old. When things don't happen the way he wants them to he throws a fit. He will hit you, throw things and flat out scream for hours if you don't do what he wants. It's hard to know what he wants because he can't talk.
I know he can't talk to express. I just want to know what I can do to make things better, and make him happy. Please help me, I don't know what to do.
If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during early childhood, you would find that these three items appear on every list. All children master their own version of these behaviors -- every parent has to deal with them!
How to respond when the wants of parents and children differ is one of The Big Questions of parenting. Things usually go well when parents and kids want the same things -- problems start when they don't!