5 ways to put an end to tantrums in public

  The dreaded tantrum. In the store, on the plane, at a restaurant, at drop off, at a friends house, or the best one yet, at the movies. You would like to think that our children love us enough to have tantrums at home or in the car on the way to the public area, but no, that does not give them the attention they so desperately need. Is it unfair to think that our children have us wrapped around their little fingers at least 80% of the time? I mean there are some parents who would say 99% of…

Children’s doctor visit survival tips

We are always at the doctor’s office, due to a pesky little ear infection that won’t seem to go away.  Well this is by far the one place that my two-year-old hates to be.  She cries, falls to the floor, screams, and fights as soon as we enter the doors.  I have tried to come up with ways to calm her and make our doctor’s visit more pleasant, but she was not responding to some of the advice I had received. Going around nap time turned out to be the worst time to go to the doctor office, using the…