Stop a Temper Tantrum Dead In Its Tracks

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Rare is the child who makes it through childhood without ever throwing a temper tantrum. Some kids only lose it occasionally, while others are seemingly set off by the smallest thing and will kick and scream and yell and cry for what seems like hours. As a parent, tantrums can be extremely frustrating because there's seemingly nothing you can do to stop them. 

We've consulted with a number of parents to bring you this handy list of ways to stop a tantrum dead in its tracks. The mileage you get from these techniques may vary, but hopefully there's at least something in here that will provide relief.

Leave the Room

Parents tend to want to cater to their children when they're upset. The problem with this is it's exactly what the kids want. A child who learns a temper tantrum will get him or her cuddles and soft words from mom and/or dad is likely to throw tantrums just to get this special attention. Instead of catering to a child throwing a temper tantrum, learn to walk away and let the child work things out on their own. This allows the child time to work through their emotions and may be just what you need to stop a tantrum dead in its tracks. If walking away doesn't work after a few minutes, it probably isn't going to work.

Remove the Child From the Situation

Here's a quick and easy way to get a child to calm down. Remove them from the area where they're throwing the temper tantrum. When my kids throw a tantrum, they get sent to their room until they calm down. It's tough to throw a tantrum when there isn't an audience present. I don't let them come back to where the rest of the family is until they've stopped crying and are ready to talk. This technique alone has stopped many a tantrum dead in its tracks.

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10 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Happy

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Most of us lead busy lives filled with stressful events. At times, it seems like we just can't get ahead. Just when we're starting to feel happy and content, something happens that brings reality crashing down like a ton of bricks. In order to truly be happy, we have to learn to let certain things go. Instead of holding onto the things that cause us pain, suffering and stress, it's time to give them up.

Here are 10 things you need to give up to be happy:

1. Stop Living Life for Others and Start Living It for Yourself.

Are you the type of person who worries constantly what other people are going to think? If so, it's time to stop trying to live your life to what you think other people's expectations of you are. For one, you're probably wrong. People tend to consider worst-case scenarios when considering what others are thinking about them. Even you are right and you actually are being held to an unachievable standard, why are you willing to compromise your happiness by attempting to become someone you aren't just to please someone else?

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How to Improve Your Memory: It's Easier Than You Think

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Unless you have a health condition that's causing memory issues, chances are your memory isn't anywhere near as bad as you think it is. You simply haven't learned to properly harness the power of your brain. A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain, combined with your ability to get it to properly catalog the items it's taking in that you want to remember. If you're constantly forgetting simple items and are wondering how to improve your memory, all it may require are a handful of simple changes to the way you live your life and the way you think.

What Is Neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the human brain to reshape itself and form new neural pathways as it takes in new information. When you learn, the information isn't just held in your brain. Your brain undergoes actual physical changes that alter the way the neural pathways in the brain connect.

In order to understand neuroplasticity, it helps to think of the brain as a lump of clay. Say you look at a coin and want to remember what's on the face of coin. You press the coin into the clay, creating an impression of the face of the coin. Similar changes occur in the brain as it logs new information and chooses what to remember and what to discard. The brain actually rewires itself as new information is taken in and remembered.

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How to Wake Up Refreshed: Maximize Your Sleep and Stop Hitting that Snooze Button

Are you the type who wakes up refreshed? You know the type. The rare person who jumps out of bed before the alarm clock sounds, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for anything the day might bring? If so, this article isn't for you. This article is for the people who have to drag themselves out of bed every morning, usually after hitting snooze multiple times and are then forced to consume massive amounts of caffeine just to become semi-normal.

Your daily routine and your habits play a significant role in how you feel every day, both in the morning and for the rest of the day. If you wake up tired, there's a pretty good chance you're going to drag your sorry butt around for the entire day. The good news is, with a handful of changes, you can remake yourself into one of those people who wake rearing to get the day started and can learn to give the snooze button and your coffee pot a much-needed break.

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