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Younger Children

If you are parenting a young child, you know how challenging it can be to manage their wide range of behaviors. From noncompliance and refusal to listen to full blown temper tantrums, it can be hard to know how to respond to these types of behaviors effectively. While many of these behaviors are normal and age appropriate (ever heard of The Terrible Twos?), it's still difficult to know what to do in the moment. For help with what to do when your young child is acting out or having a meltdown, check out the articles below. Empowering Parents experts offer proven techniques and strategies to get you through these challenging younger years.

Managing the Meltdown

Attention-Seeking Behavior in Young Children: Do's and Don'ts for Parents

Defiant Young Children and Toddlers: 5 Things Not to Do

Defiant Young Children and Toddlers: 5 Things Not to Do

“I won’t do it!” “You can’t make me!” “I’m not going!” Do you ever find yourself wondering, “When will this child stop defying me and start doing what I ask?” It can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention exhausting, dealing with a young child or toddler who finds it necessary to challenge your every request, act in a... Read more »

Disrespectful Child or Teen? 5 Things Not to Do as a Parent

Eye–rolling, curses and insults, backtalk, name calling, ignored requests, snide comments: disrespect from your child or teen comes in many different forms. If you’re struggling with disrespectful behavior from your kids, you’re definitely not alone: this is one of the biggest topics of conversation on Empowering Parents each week. The truth is, disrespectful behavior is one... Read more »