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Don’t Be Embarrassed: 3 Important Tips To Assist Parents Dealing With Difficult Children

How many times have you been in the grocery store and seen a parent dealing with a temper tantrum throwing child in the checkout line? Have you ever thought, “I am so glad that isn’t my child”? All children, at one time or another, throw a tantrum. It’s a part of their growing up. It’s how you – and parents like you – handle it that determines if a child will continue being difficult. If you want some help dealing with difficult children, here are three worthwhile tips to ensure you gain back control over it.   3 Tips To Help Parents Deal With Their Stubborn Child   1 – Be Firm With Them If you don’t want to be embarrassed by your child’s public outburst, you need to let them know now that the behavior is unacceptable at home and in public. If your child is pitching a fit about being […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - May 16, 2013 at 2:12 am

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3 Year Old Tantrums – 3 Simple Tips to Prevent a Meltdown

When your child hits the age of three, they’re trying to assert more of their independence than when they were two-years-old.  As a parent, it can be extremely difficult and frustrating to want to help a child, only to be told, “No”. And, when a parent tries to help anyway, a meltdown can ensue. What can you do to keep 3 year old tantrums from taking place? Keep in mind that your child’s communication skills are much better at this age. They can verbalize more of what they want and need, which can lead to more arguments with their parents and causing a three-year-old tantrum. You already know that, at this age, children are exploring their independence. They are always looking to do things without their parents’ help, and when your busy schedule is unable to afford the additional 10 to 15 minutes, it can set off a three year […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - February 1, 2013 at 5:09 am

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Disciplining 2 Year Olds Boils Down To Understanding and Options

Has your toddler hit the “terrible twos” stage? This stage in life can be both fun and exasperating for parents.  Now, there is a major difference between a one and two-year-old. When a child is just a year old, they are exploring the things around them – learning how to walk, talk, etc. One year olds are regarded as cute and easy to pacify and entertain. Toddlers at age 2, on the other hand, are an entirely different matter. And, disciplining 2 year olds can be a real challenge. Your two year old toddler is a great big ball of energy and emotions. One such issue parents deal with at this time is the temper tantrums they throw. Many parents wonder what the best way is to handle their toddlers.   Understand Your Toddler When it comes to your two-year-old, you must first understand them. Remember, they do not have […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - January 24, 2013 at 2:52 am

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2 Year Old Tantrums: 3 Reasons Why Your Toddler Loves Throwing Them!

2 year old tantrums are something that all parents are quite familiar with. Whether your child is the best behaved on the block or the biting, hitting toddler that everyone can hear coming from a mile around, all children will have a temper tantrum at some point in their life. While this can be disheartening for parents who have read every book on the planet and pride themselves on knowing all the techniques for child rearing, it is perfectly normal for your 2 year old son or daughter to throw tantrums. . . and often. Raising a 2 year old is hard business. It can be trying on the body and mind. Every parent knows that it can be difficult to handle raising a tiny tot whose temper seems to be worse than the Hulk! These terrible tantrums can make even the most patient mom or dad lose their cool, […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - June 29, 2012 at 7:56 am

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How to Handle the Terrible Twos? 3 Ways To Turn Terrible Into Terrific!

When it comes to how to handle the terrible twos, the books that we trust have great theories on rearing children but the terrible twos are far too diverse to be shoe horned into one successful method. In fact, sometimes it is the simplest tips that are shared parent to parent that can have the most impact and show the most results.   Emotions Run High While they only last a while – the terrible twos are, well, terrible. But that terror for parents is always riddled with little victories that make the hard times easier to handle. Emotions can run high for your baby once he reaches his twos. He may develop a temper and react to stress in ways you wish he didn’t . . . but this is just all part of growing up and your little guy still has a very long way to go. When […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - June 29, 2012 at 7:51 am

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