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Screams on a plane: How to quell tantrums

Try these tactics when you’re trapped with a kid in confined public places Small children and airplane flights: The mere mention of those two concepts in the same sentence is enough to make many parents — and many airline passengers — cringe. It’s common for moms and dads of babies and toddlers to approach flights [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 18th, 2015|The Happiest Toddler Articles|Comments Off on Screams on a plane: How to quell tantrums

Cure tantrums like cavemen

Our daughter has only just turned 1, but already we are seeing a little of the Terrible Twos. She’s very physical and independent. She wants to put on her own shoes, wants to hold the leash to walk the dog and wants to color with markers just like big brother and sister. But she can’t [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 17th, 2015|The Happiest Toddler Articles|Comments Off on Cure tantrums like cavemen

When Does Discipline Begin?

Too Young to Discipline? Your newborn cries, you pick him up. He’s hungry, you feed him. His diaper is wet, you change him. Of course you cater to his every need. Baby care is hard enough; surely, you think, you don’t need to worry about disciplining your little darling, right? But soon enough, baby gets [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 16th, 2015|The Happiest Toddler Articles|Comments Off on When Does Discipline Begin?

10 Ways to Raise a Spoiled Child

Plus tips to reverse the damage by fine-tuning your approach to child discipline When you picture a spoiled child, you may think of a kid with a house full of extravagant toys. But child discipline experts say its behaviors — not possessions — that define the spoiled child. “A spoiled child is one who’s demanding, [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 15th, 2015|The Happiest Toddler Articles|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Raise a Spoiled Child

Flowers Fall

Picking and Choosing: Mindful Eating for Kids and Families Feeding my fabulously finicky toddler has been a challenge, to say the least. The more she resists my efforts, the more frustrated I become. Our positions quickly get fixed into the classic power struggle: me the desperate mother, filled with a craving to feed, and she [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 14th, 2015|The Happiest Toddler Articles|Comments Off on Flowers Fall

Parents’ fear factor: A short toddle into the danger zone

Tamyra Ames describes her oldest son as a “heart attack waiting to happen.” When Luke was only 18 months old, he climbed out of bed, unlocked the door, opened the gate and toddled into the street. Six months later, he sneaked through a sliding door and climbed into the pool. When he was 8, he [...]

2015-08-13T09:12:43-07:00August 13th, 2015|The Happiest Toddler Articles|Comments Off on Parents’ fear factor: A short toddle into the danger zone

DVD Review: “The Happiest Toddler on the Block”

There’s been a Horse Whisperer, a Dog Whisperer and a Ghost Whisperer. I would like to add another to that growing list: The Baby Whisperer. He exists, he’s ready to share with you his secrets and his name is Dr. Harvey Karp. Dr. Karp is a pediatrician in Los Angeles who has pioneered a better [...]

2017-08-09T03:59:16-07:00August 12th, 2015|The Happiest Toddler Articles|Comments Off on DVD Review: “The Happiest Toddler on the Block”