Toddler Tantrums

I've Become The Mum I Never Wanted to Be

Abbey Michelle | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents
Abbey Michelle

During the breakfast date I felt really disappointed in myself. As an advocate of baby-led weaning, I had never wanted to be the Mum who has to manually feed her child. I just so desperately wanted him to fill his little tummy in the hope he would calm down.

On Love & Tantrums

Yvette Lamb | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

Something has changed recently - you've felt it and of course I have too. Our days together are often unpredictable and the routine you crafted around me so carefully - the net which kept both of us safe - has crumbled. You don't know where you stand all of a sudden and you feel a bit helpless. But remember, I feel this way, too.

Expecting Too Much?

Sarah Turner | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

For once I would be able to hold his hand and properly chat to him without simultaneously having to steer the pushchair and placate the baby with some yoghurt raisins. It was going to be perfect.

Surviving the Morning Routine With a Two Year Old

Lucy Gill | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gill

The thing with a two year old is you just don't know which child you're going to get from one minute to the next. By the time I've finally dropped her and her brother at the childminder and started my journey to work (as ever running late) I'm typically thoroughly exhausted.

Parenting a Three Year Old or Working for the Bomb Squad?

Sian Sweet | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Sian Sweet

Nowadays a tantrum can begin from the slightest disturbance, the slightest touch and will always be made worse by not knowing which wire to cut (or toy to give, food to eat etc etc). A three year old tantrum (akin to an imminent bomb explosion) can be set off at any time.

Secret Diary of a Threenager

Rachel McDougall | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

Dear Diary...The Mother has been looking far too confident and relaxed lately, I need to remind her who's actually in charge around here. No more Little Miss Nice. Over the course of one day I will bring this woman to her knees, with my simple Eight Point Plan.

A Toddlers' Guide to the Perfect Tantrum

Katie Kirby | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Parents
Katie Kirby

If you are tired, bored, sick of everyone around you or just feeling inherently evil for no reason whatsoever you NEED to make your feelings known. They don't call it the 'Terrible Twos' for nothing - follow my simple guide to making this year horrific...

Old Ladies, Paranoia and Tantrums

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

So my daughter has entered a new stage of development which seems to involve flinging herself face down on the floor and screaming. This is sometimes accompanied by high kicks and arm flailing. It's probably hereditary. My Dad told me that I once bit down on a doorframe of a toyshop because I didn't want to leave.

Can Parents Use History to Teach Children Modern Manners?

Justin Pollard | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Pollard

Anyone who has ever stood in the aisle of a supermarket watching a furious toddler screaming and hammering their fists on the floor at the injustice of not getting exactly what they want at all times has an idea of what life was like around a mediaeval king.

Threenager

Sarah Pylas | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Pylas

I don't know about you, but I did not find the terrible twos to be quite so terrible. He's had his moments obviously, but mostly I have enjoyed this ...