label feelings

Acknowledge feelings & label them. When children can express feelings verbally and feel ‘heard’, they are less likely to lash out physically. source


You want a surefire way to make sure your kids never listen to you? Threaten but don’t act. source

Tantrum help

Don’t let your child feel either rewarded or punished for a tantrum. You want her to see that tantrums change nothing source

Slow down

Try to slow down when you can and really talk to your little one during those routines that you often don’t even think about source

Keeping it even

The more consistent and predictable things are, the more resilient and agreeable a toddler is likely to be. source

Handling Tantrums

Once tots begin to flail or wail forget trying to reason with your child to reduce tantrums. Doing so is like trying to reason with a goldfish. source

Setting goals

The ability to decide what to do & how to do it, & then to carry out his plans, is a huge leap in a child’s cognitive development source


Kids who receive a lot of empathy for their own feelings from adults are the earliest to develop empathy for others source

Prioritize No

If you say no 20X a day, it will lose its effectiveness. Prioritize behaviors into LG, MED & those too insignificant to bother with. source


Bribing your child will just encourage them to extort more treats from you every time you want them to do something. source

When toddler loses it

When your toddler loses it, it can be a terrible, nasty experience, but temper tantrums are a fact of childhood Source


Help your child by modeling what it is you want to hear, like I can’t understand you when you use a whining voice”. Source