If I Could Only Offer One Piece of Advice to Young Mothers

What sort of behaviour would you expect from a young child if they become overwhelmed with sensory stimulation, hungry  and exhausted? When looked at objectively, the answer is obvious, even to someone who is not a childcare expert. It is quite a different story though when we have our kids in tow and we are determined to finish shopping. Of course our kids become cranky, unreasonable and sometimes experience a complete meltdown....more

2.2 - Temper Tantrum

2.2 Temper TantrumA quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.  ~Bruce Lee...more

Tempers flaring

I forgot to mention yesterday that Saturday we had our first official temper tantrum from our daughter. She likes watching her favorite video on her daddy's phone. She saw the phone and while her dad was turning it on she started to get impatient. When he gave her the phone she threw it and she started to cry and scream. We had our first official tantrum and a punishment to boot. We took the phone away and put her in her playpen. She did not come out until she was done crying. It did not last long....more

Six-Year-Old Handcuffed & Suspended for Throwing a Tantrum at School

What would you do if you got a call saying that your child has been suspended for throwing a tantrum? Sound strange? It gets better. The child in question is Salecia Johnson, a 6-year-old kindergartener from Georgia who threw a tantrum, shoved some books off the shelves which hurt the principal. This was thought as just cause to call the police and place the child in handcuffs!  Are these people serious?? Handcuffing a 6-year-old for throwing a tantrum?? ...more
@vstembridge Thank you. I am shocked reading the replies. Yes, normal, 6-year olds who have not ...more

I OWE MY MOTHER AN APOLOGY

Motherhood on the Rocksmotherhoodontherocks.comhttp://motherhoodontherocks.com/i-owe-my-mother-an-apology/...more

Color Coordinated Mortification – Mommy Style

 Search and Destroy reporting for duty! Tonight’s target mission: mommy’s sanity.I *thought* I was having a rather put together day. Productive even. I finished up part of the project I was working on and strolled on out of the office right on time. When I got to the preschool, I strutted across the parking lot – exuding confidence....more
LOL! I think we have all had those days! It was very smart of you to coordinate the whole look ;)more

Payback or something...

So, since we came back from our trip to Kentucky, my daughter is paying us back for leaving her, I guess. My parents tell me what an angel she was for them and what a joy she was. I am thankful for that. BUT for us... OH MY GOODNESS. Every night it has been a battle of wills to get her in bed. This has not been a problem before, but now, Oh MY! ...more