A child’s meltdown is often the quickest way to heal the upset. Distracting with food, or promises of getting another toy, allows the upset feeling to be prolonged. The child will then find another pretext later to trigger the rest of her tantrum.
Our children can pick really inconvenient times to melt down; they throw themselves on the floor in a flood of tears and refuse to go anywhere! They frustrate us when we are trying to get out the door, embarrass us … Continue reading
I could smell something burning. I was in the bathroom helping my daughter who had just wet her pants, while my older son was screaming for my attention in the living room, “Come here now Mum!! You never play blocks … Continue reading
My three-year-old daughter loves getting herself dressed. She loves the autonomy of choosing what to wear and I see a real sense of achievement in her as she manages to work out the buttons, zippers, arm and leg holes, tags … Continue reading