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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Assist Children Relax With a ‘Brain Video Game’

Assist Children Relax With a ‘Brain Video Game’

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Photo: Shutterstock The thing about toddlers is that they’re mind-numbingly irrational. It’s not their fault, of course. It’s going to be a solid two decades before those brains are fully developed and able to offer up true logical reasoning to the world, but still. It’s frustrating. No parent enjoys the tantrum management that comes with…
Do Not Ask Kids ‘Why’ When They’re Distressed

Do Not Ask Kids ‘Why’ When They’re Distressed

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Photo: Shutterstock Your kid has been muttering under his breath for the past five minutes as he works through his math homework; finally, he slams his pencil down in obvious frustration. “Why are you getting so frustrated?” you might ask. Or your preschooler comes rushing down the stairs to you, tears running down her cheeks;…
Do Not Post Your Young child’s Temper tantrum on Social network

Do Not Post Your Young child’s Temper tantrum on Social network

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Photo: Shutterstock The great thing about parenting during the age of social media is that we have an easy way to connect with others during those isolating early years. The years during which the days are long but the nights are longer, someone is always physically hanging on you, and even something as simple as…
Why Your Young Child Gets Mad When You Provide What They Desired

Why Your Young Child Gets Mad When You Provide What They...

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As soon as kids begin to talk—or even non-verbally indicate a preference—we start to give them choices. Do you want to wear the red shirt or the yellow shirt?Would you like a peanut butter or grilled cheese sandwich for lunch? Should we read Goodnight Moon or The Very Hungry Caterpillar? We’re trying to give them…
How to Manage a Public Young Child Temper Tantrum

How to Manage a Public Young Child Temper Tantrum

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We were in the Trader Joe’s parking lot. My daughter—who was two at the time—refused to get into her car seat. I tried coaxing her calmly, and then not calmly at all. Soon, it was a scene. She screamed as I wrangled her flailing body, my foot stretched out behind me to stop my shopping…
A Guide to Handling Your Young child’s Night Disaster

A Guide to Handling Your Young child’s Night Disaster

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Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images, Shutterstock Like many families with small children, we have a “witching hour.” Around 6 p.m., the toddler pulls out all her naughty tricks, the 5-year-old switches into turbo gear, my husband gets frustrated, and I am totally out of gas. We’ve had no choice but to come up with…
To Suppress Disappointment, Usage ‘And’ Rather of ‘However’

To Suppress Disappointment, Usage ‘And’ Rather of ‘However’

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If you’ve ever tried to reason with a 3-year-old (or a 4-year-old or an 8-year-old, etc.), you know that it’s often an exercise in frustration. Your toddler doesn’t understand (nor care) that you have to leave the playground right now because the parking meter has nearly run out and you’ll get a ticket if you…
Rather of a Time-Out, Attempt a Time-In

Rather of a Time-Out, Attempt a Time-In

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When my son was a tantrum-y (and somewhat aggressive) toddler/preschooler, we spent a lot of time enforcing the time-honored tradition of the time-out. Made extra popular by Supernanny Jo Frost, the time-out seemed like a bit of a last result—and honestly not terribly effective—but we found ourselves going to it over and over, at a…

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