Children’s Tantrums and What To Do About Them

Kids, and sometimes even adults, have tantrums. They are unpleasant to witness, and often even more unpleasant to experience firsthand. But why do they happen, and what should you as a parent do when they occur? Here is a New York Times article talking about just that. The key to managing tantrums? Try to nip them in the bud before they start.

Some takeaways include:

  1. The science and physiology of a meltdown.
  2. Tips for managing your own emotional response as a parent.
  3. Insights on how to manage & validate your child’s experience.

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Parenting the Fortnite Addict

This New York Times article is called “Parenting the Fortnite Addict” but it’s really about how to parent your children when they are engaging in activities you might not fully relate to. The 1950s rock n’ roll confused parents and made them worried. Now, in the 2010s, we have video games. Is there a downside to spending too much time gaming? Yes and no. We recommend looking at this article for a more detailed breakdown.

Reading Aloud to Kids May Improve Behavior and Attention

If you are wondering how you might improve your child’s focus, we recommend taking a look at this New York Times article called “Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention.” The article talks about a recent psychological study that followed 675 families, asking half of the families to read to their children and asking half to not. The study demonstrated that families that read to their children saw their kids improve in all kinds of ways — not just in literacy and attention, but also in emotional well being.