Tag Archives: temper tantrums

5 Tips For Keeping Your Cool When Things Heat Up

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder's son

Jack, my 4-year-old, can seriously push my buttons. Sometimes I think this is his sole purpose in life. I have really struggled to stay calm lately. Losing my temper always fuels a negative situation. I have often felt reading gentle parenting books and posts that we need to be robots with no feelings or responses. I do agree that our …

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Don’t Go Away Mad, Just Go Away

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder's sons.

It’s been pretty busy around here lately. I mean when is it not, right? But lately life has been messing with our routine and it always seems to me that the first thing to get cut are the couple of hours per week I set aside for myself. I’ve learned that when I don’t get a bit of time for …

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Chaos and Disorder: I Care About Trucks

Today on our way to the park, Jack sees a truck down the street and says “duck!” This is what he always says when he hears, sees or even senses a truck nearby. Today there’s a whole construction scene going on, as is typical in Chicago anytime it is not –20 degrees. I say, “Oh yeah, there’s a truck!” and …

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The Secret of Losing My Shit

It recently came to my attention that people are under the impression that since I practice gentle parenting techniques with my son that I always remain calm. When I told my husband that I suspected people were thinking this he laughed and said “I wish they were here last Saturday, that was a real stomp-fest,” referring to the way I …

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