• toddler girl facing big emotions, crying and screaming
    Kids
    Helping Children with Big Emotions
    “They go from 0 to 60 so fast!” “The behavior comes out of nowhere!” I hear these expressions every day at almost every school I enter by many adults I partner with.  They want a quick fix and all the answers pronto. They want me to wave...
    Megg Thompson
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    Valentine's Day
    How to Use Valentine's Day to Teach Kids About Love
    For some, Valentine’s Day has no meaning and is simply a holiday invented by the card companies. For others, it’s an opportunity for romance and candy and cards. Regardless of how you choose to view the holiday related to your adult relation...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Whining
    6 Steps to Cure a Whiny Child
    "But Mo-omm!" Sound familiar? Children whine at all ages, whether you have a toddler who wants a new toy or a teen who wants to stay out an hour past curfew. Having a whiny child on your hands is sure to fray your nerves, so nip this bad habit in...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Expressing Emotions
    The Body and Soul of a Preschooler
    The Body and Soul of a Preschooler Q-tip Remember that your child will look to you as a model of how to express emotions. So make a point of expressing your own emotions honestly. Q-tip Try to encourage your preschooler's use of words to express...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Terrible Twos
    The Terrible Twos: A Part of Emotional Development
    The Terrible Twos: A Part of Emotional Development Why are they called the "terrible twos"? Probably because of the way two-year-olds express their emotions. Feelings are raw and powerful at age two. Most toddlers put their emotions right out t...