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Tantrums at bedtime and how to avoid them

Tantrums at bedtime and how to avoid them For many exhausted parents, 🙋🏽 we look forward to when our children finally go to sleep. Their slumber is our gateway to a few hours of personal time (aka when we catch up with our spouse, watching brain-numbing reality television, or finally shower). So obviously bedtime tantrums are the absolute worst after a very long day. Here are some strategies to reduce bedtime tantrums

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How to teach little kids to self-regulate with deep breaths

How to teach little kids to self-regulate with deep breaths

One of the main techniques we love using to help little kids calm down during a temper tantrum is taking 3 to 5 deep breaths.

Deep breathing has shown to help with self-regulation, anxiety, stress, concentration and overall changing our emotional state. However, it can sometimes be tricky to teach deep breathing to little children.

Here are a few ideas we love:

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How to stop toddler whining

How to stop toddler whining Whining tends to peak between two to four years of age, which means as a toddler parent you are bound to hear it several times a day. Is there a solution for whining? Quite possibly and it doesn’t involve spending a fortune on noise-canceling headphones.

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Taming tantrums with a productive nighttime routine

Taming tantrums with a productive nighttime routine

Nighttime read-aloud is a wonderful time to connect with your child and to gently teach him/her about their big emotions, why they happen and what to do next time they feel very upset.

Night time is also a great time to get them to verbalize how they feel and to "digest" how their day went and what we are learning.

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