Tag: Tantrums

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  • Teen Tantrums: Ten Ways to Ensure Anger Doesn't Rule Your House

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    I had just finished an iBrain presentation for parents when a couple approached me. “Do you have a minute for a question?” the gentleman asked.

    “Sure,” I responded. “How can I help... 

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  • Everybody Loses in a Power Struggle

    Dr. Dave, I am having a problem with my eleven year old son. It seems like all we do is argue and I am tired. I try to explain what I am doing in terms of my parenting decisions and why I am doing it but it never ends. He is so strong willed but I am the parent. He needs to listen to me. Help!

    Scott, Tulsa

    Scott, You are not alone! For lots of... 

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  • The Art of Intervening: What To Do When Siblings Fight

    I just wrote a post about what kids are learning when siblings fight. Kids do need to work some things out on your own but they also rely on parents to intervene and facilitate when needed. Here are some tips to remember when you decide to step in:
     

    Guide problem solving and... 

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  • When Siblings Fight

    I have two boys 16 and 12. One is very introverted and the other is VERY extroverted and exuberant. They really push each other's buttons. The older one is very condescending and the younger one is really silly and obnoxious. They FIGHT ALL THE TIME and it is really getting to a crescendo in that my husband and I are starting to have a lot of conflict over this matter. ... 

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  • Setting Limits With an Explosive Child

    My daughter is 7 years old.  She is having a hard time hearing the word "no", and always has. My daughter frequently melts down and has a tantrum, yells etc.  We do not back down, but constantly have to move into consequences, which result in the tantrum escalating, it is exhausting.  We try to keep a cool head. ... I do not know whether she is just tired, this... 

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  • When Kids Hit: Helping Your Child Regulate His or Her Emotions

    I am looking for a good technique to stop my 5 yr old from hitting me when he doesn't get his way. I usually use the 1-2-3 counting and then time out in his room, but find for hitting it doesn't work well, because I am not going to let him hit me 3 times so it is 3 straight to his room, but in these situations he seems to continue to melt down and will hit me when he... 

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  • Toddler Tantrums at Meal Time

    My baby is 13 months old. She is suddenly giving me fits at milk time and eating time. I feed her milk to her in my arms and we go to the high chair for lunches and juice or water. What am I doingwrong...or could you offer advice?

     Carrie, Miamisburg,OH

    Carrie, You’re not doing anything wrong. Your baby is doing what many do at about one year.... 

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