• Mindful Parenting,  Parenting,  Toddler Life

    Mindful Parenting | 10 Things to Try Instead of Telling Your Toddler, “No!”

    Mindful Parenting | 10 Things to Try Instead of Telling Your Toddler, “No!” *** Disclaimer | This post contains affiliate links. This means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read  The Mom Blog WI’s full disclosure policy here. ***     Mindful parenting is a lot easier said than done.  I struggle with being mindful before talking to, (or in this case yelling at) my toddler. If you’re like me, (and every other parent ever,) you’re struggling with your toddler acting out, being defiant, rebellious, and most of all, they’re not listening to you.     Lately I’ve been very aware of how I interact with my son;…

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    11 Things To Try During Your Toddler’s Next Temper Tantrum…

    11 Things To Try During Your  Toddler’s Next Temper Tantrum…Instead of Losing Your Temper! Find The Mom Blog WI on Pinterest     One of my first blog posts was called Where There’s A Temper Tantrum, where I reflected on what it must be like for my son, or any toddler for that matter, to go through a temper tantrum. I talked about how frustrating it must be for a toddler who is unable to properly express themselves. And I realized that “Where There’s A Temper Tantrum,” there is an unmet need or desire that he’s trying to tell me about and just can’t!  “Where there’s a tantrum, there’s frustration and an unmet need…

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    Mindful Parenting | Put Yourself in Your Toddler’s Shoes

    | Mindful Parenting |  Put Yourself in Your Toddler’s Shoes     It’s so important to put yourself in your little one’s shoes and try to see everyday from their perspective. It’s something I forget to do to so often, but when I take the time to slow down and actually think about, it’s so very enlightening.  “We need to start looking at temper  tantrums as emotional communication,  instead of behavioral outbursts.”  Related: But Today, We Did…  A post about embracing the moment as a busy mom.      We went home to visit our families a couple of weekends ago. My son and I spent some time with my mom while…

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    Mindful Parenting | Where There’s A Temper Tantrum…

    From The Mom Blog WI archives…| Mindful Parenting |  Where There’s a Temper Tantrum     I recently read a parenting post about toddler temper tantrums, and for the life of me I cannot remember who wrote it or what the name of the article was or even where I found it, so I can’t give proper credit, (if it was yours, let me know and I’ll give proper credit). Of course I had only skimmed it at the time, but summed up it was something to the effect of, “Where there is a tantrum, there is frustration and an unmet need or desire.”     And that stuck with me,…