Posts tagged self-regulation
The Best Way to Tame Never-Ending Tantrums
If you have a 2, 3, 4, 8, 15 year-old who throws classic tantrums- I mean all-out kicking, hitting, screaming, biting, yelling, throwing things tantrums- this is the post for you. Every decade or so, a new parenting "solution" hits the press. It's no wonder parents are confused. Are we supposed to allow our kids to learn how to "self-regulate" by letting them "cry-it-out"? Or are we supposed to use a sticker chart, rewards and praise to "reinforce" good, non-tantruming behavior? Is time-out still a thing? Or maybe just the right combination of meds will put our child back on track? Why is nothing working?!