PSP members share how they managed their anxious and fearful children.
Behavior and Discipline
Looking for guidance on how to handle tantrums and create structure for your toddler? PSP members shared their favorite recs in response to a member’s request for books, podcasts, and resources that are “empathetic yet practical.”
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We recently held a webinar with Jill DiPietro, LCSW, at Small Brooklyn Psychology to address some of the behavioral challenges that may be exacerbated in the age of Covid. Read on for notes on breaking the coercive cycle, modeling positive behaviors, and more.
A PSP member writes.: "I'm writing more for my husband than for myself - but in any event I'm hoping for some insight from the collective about an ugly incident that happened this weekend. He can't shake his anger and frustration and honestly, I'm bothered by it too and would love to hear some thoughts on the matter..."
Parents share some reading materials and their takeawys about coping with kids and aggressive play/ rough housing.
Whether it is biting, hitting or tantrums - here is advice from PSP members about what to do when your child is all fisticuffs and frustration.
What do you do when your child hurts your feelings either by stating preference over one parent, saying mean things or worse, becomes physically aggressive towards you? According to Parents in the PSP community this can be a normal part of a child’s development. Here are tips from local moms and dads about how to get through this tough time.
Summary of suggestions on handling extreme tantrums of toddlers / 1.5 - 2 year olds...
It is never too early or too late for kids to help out with household chores. Children, like most people, have the need to feel a sense of belonging and significance. What better way to give your kids a sense of belonging and significance than by making them valued contributing members of the family. And by having your kids contribute with household chores, you also give them the opportunity to learn cooperation and responsibility.