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The demands of being a parent can feel relentless. Frequent meltdowns wear you down, and leave you feeling powerless to stop them, but you are not. Today, Lynn and I offer you four effective strategies to lower stress by preventing some of the meltdowns from occurring in the first place.

June 29, 2020

Overworked mother

Late bedtimes, disrupted routines, unsolicited advice, too much sugar and CLUTTER from all the gifts bringing you down?  Here are seven steps to help you REBOUND from the post-holiday blues. 

December 27, 2017

Van with summer vacation written on it

The screams are unexpected, always profoundly embarrassing.  This time the waiter trigger it, by announcing that chicken nuggets were no longer available despite being listed on the menu.   

July 11, 2016

What to do When Your Child Melts Down and Does Not Want You out of His Sight.

February 17, 2016


What do you do when your child hits you?  Not a swipe mind you, but a fisted punch?  

February 2, 2016

The Dreaded Public Meltdown: What do I do now?

Summer is supposed to fun.  Time to be outside, visit family, attend festivals and fairs or go the beach but it also makes us even more vulnerable to those dreaded public melt down moments. 

August 5, 2013

Keeping the Keeping the

Two thirds of our “sensing cells” are in our gut – that’s why when your child wakes in the morning and you know before he’s even gotten out of bed that it’s a going to be a lousy day you get that “kick in the gut” sensation.  

March 8, 2013


My spirited son has just turned eight.  We had a party, a small gathering of friends which works well for him.  He had a great day. Today his behavior is horrid.  He is very easily frustrated, yelling and rude.  

June 1, 2012

The Dreaded Public Meltdown: What do I do now?

I just needed a few things and didn’t want to have to take all the kids to the store after school, so I fed my youngest lunch then hopped in the car.  We didn’t even get through the door before she threw herself down on the ground screaming because I tried to put her in the cart.  I almost died of embarrassment.  

April 24, 2012



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