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Meltdowns may be a fact of life with small children, but the Terrible Two’s are not a life sentence. Knowing what our little ones are trying to communicate goes a long way in managing meltdowns. When they are crying or throwing themselves on the floor in an epic tantrum, they are indeed communicating. When they are little, this is normal for their developmental age. They may be telling us they are hungry, tired, bored, overstimulated or a variety of other legitimate needs. They may also need to vent some overwhelming emotions. Current neuroscience tells us that when any of us are flooded by emotion, we are incapable of logical reasoning. Have you ever had your spouse try to fix your ‘problem’ before you had a chance to share your feelings about it? Kids feel the same way yet their brains are far less developed than ours, particularly in regards to…

Alison Smith Parent Coaching | The Waiting Game

Are You Spending Too Much Time Waiting? Are you tired of waiting?  And feeling stuck?  Then read on, my friend.  I have some ideas that could make a…

Alison Smith Parent Coaching | Are You a Conscious Parent? 2

If you’re a parent, I will assume that you are likely sleep-deprived, but (hopefully) still conscious in a literal sense. Although for me, there are days that conscious…