A few weeks ago, I took my toddler outside to play in the back yard. As I was setting up his little pool I noticed a nasty, disgusting swarm of ants making their nasty little home on my back patio. (I do NOT like bugs, if you can’t tell…) Barf. My very first instinct was to go get the heavy duty nuclear powered bug killer out of the garage and use every last drop. But then I remembered that my little 19 month old runs around bare foot, eats his snacks if they fall on the ground (probably eats dirt) and spends most of his day out in my back yard. So, spraying the entire back yard with bug killer was just not going to do. So naturally I instantly hopped online to find more “natural” ways of killing those nasty little ants. ( I sound like a terrible bug murderer…I just really do not like bugs one bit.)
Toddler Tantrums can come at anytime, any place and for any reason! Lately my little fellow has been getting a bunch of molars all at the same time. SAD! He is in so much pain! But along with the pain comes the grumps! You can’t blame these poor little babes for their stinky attitudes! Especially when something is going on that makes them uncomfortable!
Even though there is that cliche term, “The Terrible Twos”, you might start seeing tantrums as early as 12 months and they may go on past age 4! Woof!! But don’t worry! I will try to help you solve those problems today! We all know that toddlers tantrum. That is nothing new! It is the WHY and the HOW to help stop/prevent tantrums that we need to talk about! So, lets chit chat about How to Stop those Toddler Tantrums in their Tracks!!!
“First of all, thank you for inviting me to be part of your blog. I love what you are doing and am honored that you think I have anything to say worth reading .
Second, let me introduce myself to your audience. My name is Lisa Wade. I am married to a wonderful man and we have four great kids. One daughter is married so we have a great son-in-law. Our youngest child, now 19, has autism. He was diagnosed at age 2 and it turned our world upside down. Mostly in a good way. Mostly. I work part-time from home and have done so for 20+ years. I love music, reading, am passionate about helping families with special needs kids and am slightly addicted to several TV shows! I live for my family and even though my kids are all adults now, my life still seems to revolve around them.
Get on the same page if at all possible. This is extremely important when you have a special needs child. One parent may not be ready to accept the diagnosis yet, or you may differ on which treatment plan to follow. That sets up an immediate source of conflict between you. Be willing to talk things out and seek to understand the other person’s point of view, not just be understood yourself. Be respectful even if you don’t agree. Be willing to compromise. When a decision is made, you and your spouse should back it fully and work together as a united team.
Meet Finley, the Great Warrior, in a tiny package! Months ago, I began following the story of this sweet angel. His story touched my heart, and inspired me in ways that I never expected. I wake up every morning eager to check in to see how this little champion is doing. The story of this sweet family has not only captured my heart but the heart’s of thousands all over the country. On their facebook page alone, Prayers for Finn, Finn has over 7,000 followers praying for him. He is a true angel among us. His Mother [Kelly] and Father [Michael] have been nothing but positive, strong and to put it simply, amazing through the whole process. Kelly has agreed to allow me to interview her about life with a child with a serious medical condition in hopes of inspiring other parents and families who may have children with medical conditions or disabilities. Here is their story…..
As a Special Educator, one of the very most important things ,in my opinion, is knowing and understanding the children I work with. People often times find it to be very difficult to understand what goes on in the mind of a child with a disability. Especially when it comes to working with children with Autism. Autism is becoming more and more well-known. However, many people do not quite understand behaviors, attributes or qualities that can be common when it comes to children with Autism.