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Awesomely Simple Tips on Preventing Temper Tantrums

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Behavior Tips | 3 comments

Its been 45 minutes of constant kicking and screaming. Your angry, frustrated, and about 5 minutes away from your own meltdown. You’ve handled your fair share of temper tantrums, but this time takes the cake. Why? Because you told your two and half year old that if she sticks her fork down her pants at the dinner table one more time, you are going to take it away. (I wish I was making this up…) Could this temper tantrum have been prevented? Maybe. But the fact that Little A decided to skip her afternoon nap made things about 10 times worse. In order to understand how to prevent temper tantrums, you must first learn why kid throw temper tantrums… Young Grasshopper. Most Common Reasons Why Kids Tantrum Hungry Bored Tired Angry Lack of attention Hearing the word “no” Once...

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Kids Have Superpowers

Posted by on Mar 17, 2012 in Behavior Tips | 0 comments

Did you know that kids have superpowers? I’m not talking about x-ray vision, superhuman strength, or spidey sense. No, the superpowers I’m talking about are the less exciting, not as helpful rejects. I call them B list superpowers. Not powerful enough to do much good but powerful enough to wreak havoc. If the superhero store was giving out superpowers, these would be in the $1.99 bin. Hear relaxation. Picture this. Its ten o’clock, kids are in bed, the game is on TV, and you finally have 15 minutes to relax. You grab the TV remote and a coffee (or beer, I don’t judge) and sit on the couch. Finally some peace and quiet. But before your ass even has a chance to warm the couch cushion you hear a little whimpering voice. Kids, especially younger kids have a fine...

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Understanding Why Children Bite and How to Stop it

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in Behavior Tips | 2 comments

Biting and toddlers. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like hot chocolate and marshmallows Like a cold beer on a hot summer day. Biting is a rite of passage that nearly every parent has to go through at some point. Children bite for numerous reasons, and some bite more than others. So how do we deal with the little ankle biters? Biting is definitely one of the more complicated behaviors to control. Luckily, most kids will grow out of biting with consistent parenting. That’s a bold statement coming from a guy behind a keyboard, but knowledge is power! Understanding why kids bite, and how to deal with biters is the first step to ensuring your little monster’s teeth stick to chomping food and not their friends. Why Kids Bite Ease teething pain Mimicking other children Lack of...

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