One BIG Myth About Stopping Toddler Tantrums – Experts Fail to Mention
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One BIG Myth About Stopping Toddler Tantrums – Experts Fail to Mention

It happened again today as I was driving my daughter to preschool – another toddler tantrum. It was a beautiful chorus of wails and screaming in the back of the minivan about leaving her Huggie and Stuffy at home. We didn’t even need music, as she was providing it free of charge. And if you…

Your Strong-Willed Toddler: 3 Shifts to Turn Defiance Into Cooperation
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Your Strong-Willed Toddler: 3 Shifts to Turn Defiance Into Cooperation

I stood in the elevator looking down at my strong-willed toddler on the floor. He sat up, swung his head backwards and let out another ginormous “WAAAAAAAA.” When the elevator stopped on the third floor my heart skipped 3 beats before sinking into the abyss of anxiety in my stomach. The doors opened to another…

The #1 Reason You’re Still Dealing With Toddler Aggression
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The #1 Reason You’re Still Dealing With Toddler Aggression

In working with thousands of parents over the years, I get a lot of questions about toddler aggression: Hitting, kicking, biting – and of course – spitting. It’s common for their stories to sound something like… I have a toddler and a baby. And every time the baby gets near him, he tries to hit…

One Powerful Way That Will Help Your Child Conquer Back-to-School Anxiety
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One Powerful Way That Will Help Your Child Conquer Back-to-School Anxiety

Inside: Does your child struggle with back-to-school anxiety? Learn a simply way to help your child feel understood and open up to solutions that work for everybody. Back to school season is an exciting time for some kids; but for others, this is a very terrifying and upsetting season. Last winter my son changed schools…

7 Things That Will Change How You Try to Stop a Temper Tantrum
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7 Things That Will Change How You Try to Stop a Temper Tantrum

Inside: Learn seven things to remember when trying to stop a temper tantrum. Plus, discover two important words to tame a temper tantrum. Post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I may earn a small commission. My daughter’s had a heck of a week when it…