Toddler Tantrums

Why You Shouldn't Use Distraction In Place Of Discipline

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Almost every day I read a comment on a social media post suggesting that parents distract their children in order to avoid unwanted behaviour. It seems like sound advice, certainly if your toddler is about to bash your newborn on the head, quickly saying "shall we go and get a snack?" is infinitely better than shouting at them, or worse, smacking.

The Queen Proves She's Not One For Judging Toddler Tantrums And Theresa May Demos Child Calming Skills

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents

The Queen proved she’s not one for judging parents of toddlers, when a little boy chose to have a strop as she greeted him at the unveiling of a war...

Dad's Open Letter To Strangers Who Judged Him For Dragging Screaming Toddler Out Of A Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has written an open letter to the strangers who judged him for ‘dragging’ his two-year-old out of a restaurant when she had a tantrum. Clin...

Mum Claims Airline Refused To Let Family Board Flight Home Due To Toddler's Tantrum

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has claimed an airline left her family “stranded” by refusing to let them board a flight home because her two-year-old had a tantrum on thei...

Una Healy Reveals Her Toddler Caused 'Chaos' On A Flight

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

Una Healy has revealed her son is becoming prone to toddler tantrums. The 35-year-old Saturdays singer has two children with rugby-player-husband Ben ...

The 18 Types Of Toddler Tantrum Every Parent Will Have Experienced

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

All parents have experienced the toddler meltdown - completely unprovoked, totally irrational and making you look like the worst mum or dad in the wor...

15 Ways To Annoy Your Toddler Without Even Trying

Georgia James | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

Next time you’re having one of those days and your toddler is driving you up the wall, just remember that the feeling is probably entirely mutual. Y...

How Toddlers Learn To Share

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

My daughter used to love sharing, happily passing toys to other kids in the toddler group. Fast forward to two and a half and she no longer ‘does’...

Woman Suggests Sneaky Parenting Signal To Stop Toddlers' Public Tantrums

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents

A woman has shared what she thinks is the perfect solution to stopping toddlers from having full-blown tantrums in public. Jamie Matson, from the US, ...

My Toddler Is An Arsehole

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Parents
Cookie Kibbles

My toddler is an arsehole and I am sorry. She's one of those two year olds commonly known as 'strong willed' and 'spirited'. I will agree with the strong willed part (if that child doesn't want to do something, God help you) but she's not 'spirited': She's an absolute shit.

Parents Are To Blame For The 'Terrible Twos', Expert Claims

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are the ones to blame when their kids go through the “terrible twos” when they reach toddler age, a behaviour expert has claimed. Gillian ...

All Parents Will Sympathise With This Mum's Sudocrem Disaster

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

Children have an uncanny ability to make horrifying messes in less than 10 seconds. Now all parents are sympathising with this mum after she discovere...

How Sainsbury's Staff Helped A Mum Deal With Toddler's Epic Tantrum

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum praised two Sainsbury’s staff members for how they reacted when her daughter had “the mother of all tantrums”. Rachael Beresford‎, from ...

Toddler Had A Tantrum On Live TV And No One Could Stop Laughing

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Parents

Toddlers don’t do what their parents tell them at the best of times, especially not on live TV. That’s something Torrie Williams from Philadelphia...

'Reasons My Kid Is Crying' Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents

Parents all over the world are sharing the unwarranted reasons their kids are crying to prove the ‘toddler culture’ is universal. The somewhat hil...

Five Things I Hate About Threenagers

Samantha Wills | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Wills

Perhaps my title is a little unfair. Your threenager may be an absolute darling, and if that's the case then frankly you have no business here. I can almost feel you mocking me over the interweb. I expect your child went to bed at 7pm, with zero fuss, head gently turned towards the Gro Clock to await the yellow burst which signifies a magical new day. A day in which you and your child will learn and laugh and love. As I said, you have no business here.

The Post-Nap Crier

Hattie Harrison | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

You and your pint sized pal have had a lovely morning (well, you know... it's all relative). You feed your little companion, it's all smiles and hair flicks and Pinterest activities and THEN it's naptime.

Eight Common Toddler Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

There are so many parenting myths in circulation in society. Many are obviously myths and therefore easy to ignore. Others however seem far more ingrained and sound far more plausible. The plausibility and popularity of some of the top parenting myths cause a great deal of misunderstanding, and often stress, for parents of toddlers.

Just Let Them Eat the Mother F*****g Cake!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

Yes, we have to teach our Tiny Humans boundaries. Yes we have to teach them right from wrong. Yes we have to be their guides. And, yes sometimes we just have to let them eat the Mother f***G cake!

Why We Need to Be More Tolerant of Toddler Tantrums

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

So why do toddlers tantrum so much? Quite simply because their brains are incredibly immature. On top of an immature brain they also live in a confusing world and most importantly a world that they have no control of.

18 Ways Parents Deal With Toddler Tantrums In Public

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler's tantrum is one of those stages of parenting that makes you want to pull your hair out. What makes it even worse? When you're out in public...

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore or Punish Toddler Tantrums

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Ignore the 'attention seeking behaviour' and reward the toddler when they are good, or discipline the toddler by punishing them through exclusion. The naughty step and time out are commonplace in millions of homes around the world. Do they really work though? Child psychology and neuroscience says otherwise.

I've Become The Mum I Never Wanted to Be

Abbey Michelle | Posted 10.01.2017 | 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 04.01.2017 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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.