Category - Toddlers

5 Proven Ways to Help Your Child Manage Frustration

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
Toddlers

Life is full of challenging feelings, and kids don’t come pre-programmed with frustration management skills! Fortunately, with a little bit of guidance and a lot of patience, you can help your child develop coping strategies to deal with frustrations both large and small. “Frustration in and of itself is not a bad thing—it helps children learn how to become more resilient,” says Heidi Emberling, MA, Assistant Director of Parent Education at Parents Place. Here are Heidi’s tips to help your child manage frustration. Tailor Your Approach “A child’s world will always be full of emotional ups and downs. Some leading… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on September 26, 2018

Positive Parenting: Planning for Success

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

Which tools are in your parenting toolbox? Having worked with families for over 30 years, I am familiar with various approaches to parenting, discipline, and guidance. The best approaches derive from our understanding of children’s brain development and either provide evidence for what we already know, present current information in a new light, or add something new and inspiring altogether. The Positive Parenting Program, or Triple P, a parenting program from Australia, is the latest evidence-based approach that has been supported by the state of California, among others. You may have taken a Triple P workshop, or seen one advertised…. Continue Reading


Posted by Bonnie Romanow on July 31, 2018

How to Understand and Respond to Your Child’s Behavioral Issues

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

As parents we wish we could subdue our children’s outbursts with a gentle re-direction. In some cases this works beautifully. But, in other cases it fails miserably, and the behavior we are wishing to stop increases. One important key to stopping unwanted behavior is to understand why the behavior started in the first place, what is underlying the behavior. This is often much easier said than done, but not impossible. Most kids respond to unpleasant situations with an emotional response. Susie wants the dolls her little sister is playing with, and when she is refused she begins to cry. David… Continue Reading


Posted by Beth Berkowitz on July 16, 2018

Positive Re-Direction—The Most Valuable Tool in Your Parenting Toolbox

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Toddlers

Your 14-month-old is climbing on a chair and you are afraid that she will fall and hurt herself. Your 3-year-old is playing in the sand area at the park, throwing the sand in the air, and showering other kids with sand. Your 6-year-old is running around the house like a crazy person and roaring like a lion very loudly. What do all these behaviors have in common? You probably feel the need to stop them, and your child needs re-direction. The younger the child, the more their behavior is a reflection of developmental skill level, temperament, and their need at… Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on June 11, 2018

From Helplessness to Action: Empowering our Children to Create a Better World

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
Toddlers

Mr. Rogers’ phrase “Look for the helpers” has been especially resonant lately, as we have watched youth mobilizing around the country, in the wake of school shootings, to advocate for safe schools and changes in governmental protections. From horror, tragedy, fear, and frustration comes hope, determination, action, and connection. As a Baby Boomer who spent my teens and twenties trying to fight injustice in our country and at the hands of our country, I am reminded of the importance of moving from feeling helpless to being empowered. What is happening in our country now provides wonderful opportunities for parents to… Continue Reading


Posted by Karen Friedland-Brown on April 18, 2018

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