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Should I Worry About My Child's Tantrums?

<a href="/articles/should-i-worry-about-my-childs-tantrums">Should I Worry About My Child&#039;s Tantrums?</a>

Toddlers’ tantrums are exhausting for parents. Unsure of whether to ignore a tantrum, when to step in and calm a child, and dealing with judgemental stares from onlookers, parents with tantrum-prone toddlers often despair at the challenges they face. It is normal for young children to get very upset when they are frustrated, angry and disappointed and it is also very difficult for toddlers to calm down once they get very worked up. Northwestern University’s School of Medicine is developing a new assessment tool for paediatricians and parents called the Multidimensional Assessment of Preschool Disruptive Behavior (MAP-DB). The MAP-DB is intended to help parents find out if their child’s tantrums could be an indicator of other problems. Read full article

How to Recognise Two Stages to a Tantrum

New research by Professor James Green and colleagues at the University of Connecticut's Department of Psychology finds that, based on sound recordings of children's tantrums, there are two stages to a tantrum. Knowing how to react in these two stages may help parents deal effectively with a toddler's tantrum. Yvette Vignando shared the details on The Morning Show on Channel 7. Read full article

Taming the Tantrums - It Starts with Parenting Skills

Yale University Parenting Center is recognised for its invaluable research and support for parents and has recently been spreading the word about some basic parenting skills that will help you to deal with your child's tantrums, and over time, reduce them. Yvette Vignando spoke on The Morning Show on Channel 7 and shared this information - based on over 30 years of research. Read full article

Toddler Tactics

<a href="/parenting-resources/toddlers/toddler-tactics">Toddler Tactics</a>

Book:Toddler Tactics by Pinky McKay. Being the parent of a toddler can be exciting, inspiring and exhausting - all at once. Your adorable little baby has now become a moving, grooving tot with attitude, and it will take all your patience and skill to deal with these changes. Parenting expert Pinky McKay explains what to do at each stage of development and offers practical strategies for parents of toddlers. * communicating with your toddler * discipline and good manners * good eating habits * routines for play and sleep * toilet training * family dynamics Toddler Tactics is bursting with practical strategies for making the toddler years the exhilarating experience they should be. Read full article

The Big Book of Parenting Solutions

<a href="/parenting-resources/difficult-children/the-big-book-of-parenting-solutions">The Big Book of Parenting Solutions</a>

Book: The Big Book of Parenting Solutions. Today Show's Michele Borba offers cures for difficult childhood behaviours. In this down-to-earth guide, parenting expert Michele Borba offers advice for dealing with children's difficult behaviour and hot button issues including biting, temper tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure, and much more. Read full article

Heart to Heart Parenting

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/heart-to-heart-parenting">Heart to Heart Parenting</a>

Book: Heart to Heart Parenting by Robin Grille is about nurturing your child's emotional intelligence from conception to school age. More than just a book about raising happy and resilient children, Robin Grille writes about how to create a deep and lasting relationship with your child. Guidance on your child's emotional needs, how to deal with tantrums and how to talk and listen to your child in a way that benefits your child's social development and wellbeing. Read full article

Toddlers and Tantrums Webinar Podcast with Robin Grille

<a href="/audio/toddlers-and-tantrums-webinar-podcast-with-robin-grille">Toddlers and Tantrums Webinar Podcast with Robin Grille</a>

1 hour Podcast of webinar with Australian psychologist Robin Grille. In this webinar Robin Grille is in conversation with Yvette Vignando, publisher of happychild.com.au. Robin discusses: Why Tantrums Happen - Why Parents Find Toddler Tantrums so Difficult - The Importance of Allowing for Anger - Triggers for Toddler Tantrums - Helping Children to Voice their Needs and Feelings Appropriately. Emotional Literacy is also discussed and parents' questions are answered. Read full article

Tune Into Kids - Reduce Tantrums

<a href="/articles/tune-into-kids-reduce-tantrums">Tune Into Kids - Reduce Tantrums</a>

Dr Sophie Havighurst is a child clinical psychologist and senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne in the Child Psychiatry Department. Sophie is the principal investigator in the Tuning Into Kids Parenting Program. In part 1 of this interview, Sophie talks about parents learning how to teach children about dealing with emotions and feelings and even reduce tantrums. Read full article