Tag: parent

  • How to Stop a Tantrum

    How to Stop a Tantrum

    Tantrums are not fun. Every parent has a couple of stories to tell… of being out in public and suddenly finding yourself doing battle with a toddler or preschooler who just totally loses it. Within minutes they may be screaming, flailing limbs, refusing any type of effort to calm down and be reasonable. When this…

  • To Spank or Not To Spank

    To Spank or Not To Spank

    “Mom, come on, we were supposed to be home an hour ago. Damn it!” (slap!) That day in the supermarket was one of the most humiliating moments of my life. That slap got me to stop complaining alright. But how much damage did it do to my self-esteem? When my own kids were little, I…