Toddler Tantrums

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

Terry-Ann Kibbles | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Parents
Terry-Ann 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 21.04.2016 | 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 19.04.2016 | 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 14.03.2016 | 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 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 08.09.2016 | 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 16.07.2016 | 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 08.07.2016 | 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.


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 ...