Dealing with Temper Tantrums

"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you have chosen it....more

Consciously Parenting – And Still Getting it Wrong

Recently, I read a post called An Alternative View of Tantrums and Emotional Upsets that I thought ALL parents should read. I really wanted to share it wildly – this “Aha Moment” that I’d had and the article that sparked it – but I just couldn’t get the words out.Why? Because in doing so I’d have to own up to some pretty crappy mistakes I’ve been making as a parent....more

My Kid Is Cranky All The Time – Help!

My kid is cranky so much of the day and it’s really hard to live with - what should I do?photocredit...more

How to Deal with Tantrums In Children

I have a verbal 4-year old who has begun throwing tantrums constantly. What should I do? I’ve tried time-outs, talking to her, putting her in the corner. I feel like I've tried all the basic discipline methods that are commonly talked about among parents, and now I don't know what to do.MOM: So I can assume that all that basic stuff has been done.MOLLY: Yeah, the common stuff....more

The Tantrum

The tantrum, like “the break-up” or “the first time you take an alcoholic drink”, is an epoch in a child’s life. Wow! Now they can tell you exactly how they feel, complete with dramatic performance of anger, sadness and defeat. While the tantrum is a developmental step that shows that your child is emotionally maturing, it’s hard on parents – and nannies. Glo-Worm has lately discovered the intricacies of the perfect tantrum, and all of our ears are ringing....more