Mary Sheedy Kurcinka Ed.D and Lynn Jessen MA
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- When your child yells at you: Expecting and Coaching respectful behavior
- 5 Tips to Stop the 'Strike out Tantrums:' Hitting, Biting, Kicking and Name-calling
- Ten Steps to a Peaceful Bedtime for Your Spirited Child
- Learn To Be An Emotion Coach
- Why is my child suddenly clingy?
4 Strategies to Help You Reduce Stress and Frustration
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.More info
REBOUND After the Holidays
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.More info
When Your Child’s Meltdowns are Ruining Vacation
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.More info
Don’t Leave Me!
What to do When Your Child Melts Down and Does Not Want You out of His Sight.More info
5 Tips to Stop the 'Strike out Tantrums:' Hitting, Biting, Kicking and Name-calling
What do you do when your child hits you? Not a swipe mind you, but a fisted punch?More info
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.More info
Picking up the Cues: BEFORE the Meltdown
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.More info
The Party's Over - Now what?
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.More info
Tantruming in Public
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.More info