After Holiday Meltdowns: Why They Happen and How to Help Your Child
Better Listening

After Holiday Meltdowns: Why They Happen and How to Help Your Child

I was waiting for it – the after holiday attitude from my son. It didn’t happen right away like last year. This year, it happened after we returned home from our Christmas break travels. I was getting ready to take the laundry upstairs, and there he stood on the stairwell landing…swaying, anticipating, eager to tell…

47+ Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers That Will Make Christmas Magical
Raising Kids

47+ Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers That Will Make Christmas Magical

Christmas is a magical time for families, especially when you have small kids. Carefully choosing a few toddler stocking stuffers and placing them in our kids’ stockings is one thing I’m looking forward to most this year. Stocking stuffers for toddlers are tiny treasures and sometimes they garner more attention than presents under the tree. Finding…

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

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…

How to Turn Your High Energy 3 Year-Old Into a Better Listener
Communicating With Kids

How to Turn Your High Energy 3 Year-Old Into a Better Listener

Inside: A simple strategy when your 3 year is out of control, ignoring you and flat out not listening. Post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. I was awake for only 15 minutes, and I was already dealing with…