Picture your perfect grocery shopping experience:
You are gliding effortlessly from aisle to aisle, instantly finding each and every item you need. Everything’s on sale, your list is overflowing with deeply satisfying checkmarks, and your shopping cart wheels are completely squeak-free.
Oh, and they’re playing Adele over the store’s loudspeakers.
Yes, this day is a complete and utter dream…
…until your tantrum-throwing toddler turns it into a total nightmare!
Continue reading Six Tools for Taming a Tantrum
How does a nice, relaxing massage sound right about now?
Oh sorry, not for you. For your kid.
Continue reading Baby massage: a touching way to control temper tantrums
Our longest “Ask the Doctor (or the Dad)” question to date comes from a shell-shocked guy named Gar:
My three year old is a terrorist. He cries to get what he wants (e.g., toys, a bathroom chaperone, cookies). Lately, we have started fighting terror with terror, putting him in timeout or threatening his beloved stuffed animals to force him to obey us and stop crying. As in the Middle East, This usually escalates the conflict and results in more crying before we exhaust him or a settlement is reached (sadly we do negotiate with terrorists). All of this feels wrong, is it?
Continue reading Ask D+D: My three-year-old is a terrorist.