Articles & Press

Shrinking it Down: Mental Health Made Simple: Surviving Tantrums with Toddlers

February 13, 2019 @ Shrinking it Down

Childhood Challenges: An Interview with Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg

February 11, 2019 @ ni4kids

The 25 best games for 2-year-olds

January 30, 2019 @ Care.com

How to Survive Your Toddler’s Epic Tantrum

Rest assured, you can learn not to lose it during your child’s tantrums (and to prevent meltdowns in the future).

Read more on Greater Good Magazine

Greater Good’s Favorite Parenting Books of 2018
: Editors’ picks to help parents raise happy, resilient children

December 17, 2018 @ Greater Good Magazine

Expert Strategies for Taming Your Toddler’s Tantrums

December 5, 2018 @ Psych Central

Every Parent Should Read A Book On Tantrums. Here’s Why.: Plus, expert tips on preventing, diffusing (or at least surviving!) a tantrum

November 30, 2018 @ Stroller Traffic

Tantrums: Parenting Reset

November 14, 2018 @ Fox 5 / Good Day NY

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

Read more on Parents.com

Shopping with Toddlers: 12 Tips for Surviving a Trip to the Store

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10 Ways to Manage Tantrums After Loss: An early childhood psychologist on parenting through the outbursts while everyone is grieving

Read more on Modern Loss

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

Young children really do have their worst tantrums around extended family

Read more on Today Parents

Timeouts and Tantrums: Katie and a team of experts discuss setting boundaries and limits for toddlers

November 5, 2018 @ Katie's Crib

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books: Rebecca Hershberg, Author of the Tantrum Survival Guide

October 30, 2018 @ Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: The Roundtable: Interview with Dr. Rebecca Hershberg

October 24, 2018 @ WAMC

What NOT to Do When Your Child Is Having a Tantrum: Tips on responding to difficult toddler behavior

Even when we know, as parents, how we should respond to a tantrum, in the heat of the moment we find it hard to resist doing the wrong thing — something that not only doesn’t work but makes things worse. Taking a moment to consider why it’s particularly crucial to avoid these responses, with some tips on how to do so, can help cement your resolve not to turn to them reflexively.

Read more on Child Mind Institute

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

October 16, 2018 @ Patch.com

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

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It Takes Two to Tantrum: When toddlers act out, parental expectations are a piece of the puzzle

Most of the time, when your child is having a tantrum, the episode is more accurately characterized as an interaction between the two of you. Generally, your child’s behavior influences the way you respond, which then influences her behavior, which then influences your reaction, and so on. This is why, in my practice, I sometimes refer to “tantrum interactions,” rather than “tantrums,” when working with parents.

Read more on Pathways to Family Wellness

Off the Couch: Psychotherapists Muse about Their Work: Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg of Little House Calls

September 18, 2018 @ Off the Couch

Helping Parents To Accept Themselves & Their Little Ones: With Dr. Rebecca Hershberg

September 3, 2018 @ Love Yourself to Happiness Show

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

“Our country has a lot of rules about who can and can’t come in. Some people are afraid that letting in too many grown-ups won’t be safe. We believe that the safest thing for everyone is to keep families together.”

Read more on Big City Moms

“Love and Limits”

April 18, 2018 @ Mama & Tata

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

August 25, 2017 @ Redbook

Beyond Mom Interviews: Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg

@ Beyond Mom

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

September 27, 2016 @ Chicago Tribune

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

August 23, 2016 @ Brick Underground

Here’s Expert Advice on How to Handle Pre-K Behavior Problems

July 26, 2016 @ DNAinfo

Stopping the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

July 20, 2016 @ Black Enterprise

Big Feelings in a Small Package: When Your Toddler Becomes the Older Sibling

Why we should let our children feel their feelings when a new sibling comes along.

Read Article Originally published on Big City Moms.

Helping Babies Deal with Toxic Stress

March 29, 2016 @ NPR Marketplace

Managing Toddler Behavior: The Importance of the “L Words”

How learning to balance structure and compassion helps your kid grow and thrive.

Read Article Originally published on Big City Moms.

The Role of Empathy: How to Get the Behavior You Want From Your Toddler, Part 3

The value of seeing the world through your child’s eyes.

Read Article Originally published on Big City Moms.

Be Creative: How to Get the Behavior You Want from Your Toddler, Part 2

Playful strategies for when positive attention just isn’t enough.

Read Article Originally published on Big City Moms.

The Power of Attention: How to Get the Behavior You Want From Your Toddler, Part 1

Why your attention is your most valuable gift and most powerful tool.

Read Article Originally published on Big City Moms.

How Social Media Overstimulation is Affecting Our Kids

August 8, 2013 @ allParenting

How Mental Health Disorders Are Diagnosed

January 18, 2013 @ Mom.me

Study Spots Where Humor Tickles Kids’ Brains

January 31, 2012 @ ABC News