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Elizabeth Pantley is a parent educator, mother of four, and the author of the now-classic baby sleep book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, as well as six other books in the series, including The No-Cry Separation Anxiety SolutionThe No-Cry Potty Training SolutionThe No-Cry Discipline Solution, The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution, plus other successful parenting books. She is known worldwide as the practical, reasonable voice of respectful parenting.

     Is there anything more exasperating than dealing with temper tantrum? Is there anything that makes you feel more helpless than watching your tiny child scream, kick and lose control, and being unable to stop his distress? It may be less baffling if you learn where these emotions originate.
Your children can make you angry. It happens. Very often your anger is triggered over normal childhood behavior. Your child isn’t acting out with the intention to upset you, though it may feel that way. When we view a situation with our adult outlook we set ourselves up with unrealistic expectations. The reality is that children are inexperienced, naïve and lacking in social skills. They have limited knowledge about social rules and expected behavior.
It's the time of year when many people hit the stores shopping for the best bargains in gifts and holiday foods. It's also the time of year for kids to beg, whine, fuss and have major meltdowns and tantrums in the malls and stores. Here are some tips to make your shopping trips pleasant - and maybe even fun!
At some point children resist their daily nap and parents ask, “When is it time to end the nap routine?” The best answer to that question might be “Never!” Naps take only an hour or two out of the day, but naps – or lack of naps – can shape all twenty-four hours of your child’s day. They have the power to influence mood, behavior, health, and brain development. Naps can affect how happy your child is in the morning and how easily she’ll go to bed at night. An appropriate nap schedule is a vital component for your child’s healthy, happy life. 
1.  Newborn babies sleep up to 18 hours per day. Parents of new babies all complain about of lack of sleep. But this is really about the parents’ experience – not the baby’s! Newborns need a massive amount of sleep – fifteen to eighteen hours each day. The problem for us is that they break up this sleep into chunks spread out over all 24 hours of the day and night. The good news is that over the early months their biological clock kicks in and they start to consolidate more sleep during the night.  
There are many difficulties that arise when you have multiple children, and coordinating bedtime routines is definitely one of them! How do you manage older children’s bedtime routines with the non-schedule of a new baby?
Is bath time at your house an Olympic sport? “Bath time at our house is a disaster. My daughter splashes, throws toys, and sprays the entire bathroom with water. Washing up doesn’t happen without a big fuss.” Kids think that the tub is their own private swimming pool & washing up is not on their to do list.  They are not being bad – they are just having FUN!  Lots of little kids never want to take a bath! They don’t cooperate and it becomes a battle of wills. Here are some tips if you have a little bath-avoider!
weaning
Sadly, the majority of grains that children are exposed to in today’s world are the refined variety. Whether it’s restaurants, birthday parties, or even Grandma’s house, white flour dominates the offerings. You can’t totally control what goes on outside your kitchen – but you can control your home and increase whole grain consumption.   How to Transition from White Flour to Whole Grains  
teaching our children positive self-talk
Many children get into the habit of negative self-talk. This internal dialogue can cause children stress and anxiety and it can make them focus on possible disasters such as… What if I hate my new teacher? What if I get hurt and no one is there to help me? What if something bad happens to Daddy while he is away?
the magical naptime hush hour
Naps can be beneficial to children of all ages, but unfortunately your child won’t always agree. If you child has not been napping often enough, you probably have a fussy child who is prone to tears and tantrums later in the day. Of course, you want to try for regular naps, but a great alternative is a Hush Hour that provides rest time for children, to eliminate the fussies.

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