Tag: Temper Tantrums

This is Not the Child I Dreamt of

This is Not the Child I Dreamt of

[ 16 ] 11:56 am |

High need babies are known to ‘live out loud’. These are the babies who will let you know their displeasure the very moment their poop hits the diaper, or the second they feel their first twinge of hunger or thirst. Instead of fussing because they don’t want to go to sleep, they’ll scream bloody murder. […]

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Melissa’s Story: A High Need Baby After Infertility

Melissa’s Story: A High Need Baby After Infertility

[ 16 ] 10:59 am |

My husband and I turned to a fertility specialist in order to conceive our daughter. It was a heartbreaking time when all I wanted was to get pregnant and I just couldn’t. Finally, though, we conceived. My husband and I were thrilled. At last, we would be having a baby! I borrowed my sister’s What […]

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The 9 Causes of Colic, Fussiness, High Need Behaviour and the Spirited Temperament

[ 15 ] 4:10 pm |

*Please note: This entire post is TONGUE IN CHEEK. I figured I better state that up front before I receive any more hate mail 😉 Great news! Having run The Fussy Baby Site for 5 years, I’ve had loads of opportunities to talk with parents, experts, doctors, and even some post-fussy kids. Over that time, […]

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Q & A with Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Q & A with Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

[ 0 ] 2:03 pm |

Have you ever wondered how you’re supposed to react during your toddler’s temper tantrums? Or what about what to do when your baby or toddler consistently wakes up SUPER early in the morning? (I’m talking 4am here). Do you wonder if life with a spirited child ever gets easier? I recently had the pleasure of […]

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The Wheel of Choice

The Wheel of Choice

[ 0 ] 2:04 pm |

Who doesn’t need another tool in their arsenal of anti-tantrum strategies? I recently came across the idea of the Wheel of Choice. It comes from the positive discipline model of parenting, and helps kids learn that they have power to make a conscious decision when they’re feeling overwhelmed, angry, or frustrated. When kids aren’t taught […]

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Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

[ 0 ] 4:22 pm |

Although this site focuses largely on infants 0-12 months old, I wanted to touch briefly on tantrums in toddlers and older children. If a ‘fussy baby’ grows into a spirited or just plain persistent toddler, it is likely that sooner or later (usually sooner) you will be dealing with temper tantrums. There are a variety […]

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