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Posts Tagged ‘Emotional Regulation’

Why we feel the rage that mothers don’t talk about

The rage lives in my hands, rolls down my fingers clenching to fists. I want to hurt someone. I am tears and fury and violence. I want to scream and rip open pillows, toss chairs and punch walls. I want to see my destruction — feathers floating, overturned furniture, ragged holes in drywall. Minna Dubin, The Rage…

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The Your Parenting Mojo holiday survival guide!

Everyone’s favorite time of the year is almost here: big family gatherings; beautiful holiday decorations; lots of delicious food… Everyone’s most stressful time of the year is almost here: big gatherings of family members with different political opinions; beautiful holiday decorations that need to be kept out of the toddler’s grasping hands; endless treats to…

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An age-by-age guide to teaching your child to share

  Toddler 1: “Nooooooo, it’s mine!” Toddler 2: “I want it!” How many parents have ever heard that scenario? (I’d be surprised if any of you haven’t.) And how many parents are sick of hearing it? (I’d be surprised if any of you who have more than one child aren’t…)   Young children find sharing…

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How to stop preschooler tantrums

  We’ve all been there. Your preschooler wakes up in a foul mood (don’t we all, every once in a while?), and starts crying before she even gets out of bed.  Nothing you do can make it right: she doesn’t want the same thing she has for breakfast every morning; she can’t choose something she…

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