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3 Tips Parents Can Use To Survive Their Child’s 18 Month Old Tantrums

Everybody knows of the “terrible twos”, and every parent has survived it. It can be pretty frustrating to get through dinner with a monster 18-month-old tantrum taking place. What can you do about this to make things more pleasant for you, your child and everybody around you?   1 – Have Distractions Parents know that sitting down for more than several minutes at a time is difficult for a child, especially if they are toddlers. So, if you must take your child out on errands, you might be wondering what you can do to stop the monster tantrums before they ensue. Here’s one big answer for you: have a bag full of different things to make sure your child is occupied (remember, children at 18 months can be easily distracted). What are some of things you can put into the bag or have on your person? – Distracting key chains […]


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Posted by Mark Lewis - August 13, 2013 at 3:05 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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My 4 Helpful Tips Parents Can Use To Stop 1 Year Old Tantrums

The most precious years of a child’s life are their toddler years. After all, they learn to walk and talk and learn all they can about the world around them. As a parent, you are amazed by all the things your child can do or try to do at this point. Of course, with all the cute things a toddler does, there are some not so cute things. One such thing is the 1 year old tantrums they can throw with no notice.  Here are some instances in which a one-year-old will start throwing a temper tantrum: 1 – Your child is cranky and doesn’t want to take a nap or is unable to take a nap. 2 – Your toddler is pitching a fit because you are dropping them off at daycare when they’d rather be with you. 3 – Your toddler is having a grand old time outside and doesn’t want to […]


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Posted by Mark Lewis - January 27, 2013 at 7:07 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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Tantrums at Bedtime: 3 Ways To Turn Your Bedtime Beast Into A Sleepy Puppy!

It seems that when it comes to your toddler, throwing a fit about watching his favorite show, getting one more glass of water and hearing just one more story are the things that tantrums at bedtime are made of. While all of this may seem like new territory to first time moms, veteran parents know that this behavior isn’t just cliché . . . it’s downright normal. Children in the second year of life are just notoriously, well, sometimes a little bratty and unfortunately it’s just the nature of . . . nature. What it means to be a Toddler The first thing to realize before you try to tame the bedtime beast is that your son or daughter is hard wired to explore the world. When bedtime comes around it can be really hard for your little guy or girl to stop playing and that’s not just because it’s […]


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Posted by Mark Lewis - June 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

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