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Why Your Kid’s Bad Behavior May Be a Good Thing

The safer children feel, the more they can show their true selves — warts and all — experts say. And that’s good for their development.

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Yelled at your kids? Here’s why you should let go of that shame.

We feel guilty about yelling because we don’t use it as an intentional discipline strategy; it probably represents frustration. “In my clinical and personal experience, yelling goes hand in hand with overwhelm,” says Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, clinical psychologist and author of “The Tantrum Survival Guide.” “Something about the situation is overwhelming for parents, whether it’s a time crunch or a long and exhausting day separate from parenting. We don’t yell when we feel calm and regulated.”

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An age-by-age guide to talking to your kids about racism

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The Pandemic Should Encourage a New Alloparenting Future

Toys in quarantine, paper test kits: COVID-19 has changed the way children play

Tantrums, they’re not just for toddlers anymore

How to Accept That Holiday Gatherings Are Canceled

Helping Our Kids (and Ourselves) Navigate a Complicated Post-Election Season

How to help children adjust to masks, according to experts and parents

Parenting Rules That Can Be Broken During COVID

The year of separation anxiety: How back to school is harder than ever in 2020

Is school safe? How to check your anxiety about sending kids back

Pandemic Causing Kids to Regress, Experts Say

The Big Time Out

The Kids Are All Right: Fostering Resilience through the Parent-Child Connection during Covid-19

Mindful Mama Podcast: How to Reduce Toddler Tantrums

Students feeling mental toll of missing graduations, milestones

This is why your child is acting like a baby right now

CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf: Parenting During the Pandemic

Parenting During COVID-19: Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg on Our New Normal

Kate Bolduan: What I’m telling my kids about Covid-19

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

School policy forbids kids from saying ‘no’ when asked to dance

Tantrum Survival Guide with Dr. Schrag Hershberg

Are Parents Humiliating Their Children Online?

Stop Posting Your Child’s Tantrum on Instagram

A Field Guide to Taming Tantrums in Toddlers

The Tantrum Survival Guide: Love, Sanity and Parenting

New Barbie is More Diverse than Ever Before

7 Ways to Manage Toddler Tantrums, According to an Expert

Shrinking it Down: Surviving Tantrums with Toddlers

Childhood Challenges

How to Survive Your Toddler’s Epic Tantrum

Greater Good’s Favorite Parenting Books of 2018

Expert Strategies for Taming Your Toddler’s Tantrums


How *NOT* to Deal with Your Toddler’s Meltdown

Shopping with Toddlers

10 Ways to Manage Tantrums After Loss

This is why your child melts down at the holidays (and what you can do about it)

Timeouts and Tantrums

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: The Roundtable

What NOT to Do When Your Child Is Having a Tantrum

Handling Tough Parenting Moments: The Best Advice I’ve Received

Parenting Your Way Through This, the Soul-Crushingest Week That Ever Was

It Takes Two to Tantrum

Off the Couch: Psychotherapists Muse about Their Work

How to Talk to Young Children About What’s Happening to Families at the Border

“Love and Limits”

Beyond Mom Interviews

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (whoops)

How to Prepare the Family (and Yourself) for a Move

Stopping the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

Big Feelings in a Small Package

Helping Babies Deal with Toxic Stress

Managing Toddler Behavior

The Role of Empathy

Be Creative

The Power of Attention