People like to talk about those “terrible twos” and the accompany tantrums. As many parents find out, however, graduating from toddler-hood doesn’t always mean those tantrums come to a perfect end. Instead, big kids, those aged 5-12 may still have moments of uncontrollable anger, inexplicable tears and fabulously inconvenient melt-downs?
What’s a parent to do?
Here are two of our all-time favorite resources for parenting during those not-so-perfect moments.
Positive Parenting Connection is a great site loaded with resources, ideas and tips for parents looking to have a relationship with their kids based on connection and peace. Articles and posts like this one on “big-kid tantrums” not only offer advice on how best to deal with these moments, but also a sense of understanding of the challenges parents face.
Another top choice is Hand in Hand Parenting, an online parenting resource with loads of information on how to stay connected when parenting through the good and bad moments. Overall, its approach focuses on a combination of listening and limits when dealing with our children. It also makes a great distinction between authoritative and authoritarian parenting. Blog posts, podcasts and newsletters all add lots of great advice to your parenting toolbox.