Category Archives: All About Tantrums

Dealing with Bitchiness and Nasty Sarcasm

Bitchiness and Nasty Sarcasm, like any lashing out or meanness, are signs of sorrow and pain, or frustration, or not wanting to face a reality that doesn’t fit with current personal paradigms. The first key, for the person on the … Continue reading

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Bitchiness and Nasty Sarcasm – Bullying TANTRUMS of Sad People

I’ve talked a lot about Karpman’s  Drama Triangle and how those nonconscious (learned but automated) and embedded patterns (they are in place by the age of four or five) can muck up our parenting, without us even realising it. This … Continue reading

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TANTRUMS: Helping Kids When They Dig Themselves Into A Hole

All relationships go through times of emotional disconnection. This is natural and normal and part of being one human living with other humans. When our children tantrum, whatever the reason, these are times when they feel disconnected from us. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Maturity is a Product of Experience, the Real Kind not Manufactured Bullshit

I have just been sitting on a grassy hill, under pine trees and in dappled sunlight, watching my four year-old play in a dam of icy water. (Yes, this is an old picture.) From time to time, as he walked … Continue reading

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Tantrum Recovery Time.

Ever noticed how the children, who have both emotional support and firm and reasonable boundaries, recover so much more quickly from their Processing Tantrums than those who don’t have these? Or, if they do have a major meltdown and the … Continue reading

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TANTRUMS: I HATE YOU!!

So Kloppenmum-ers, where do you fit on the scale of 1 to 10 (1 being least upset, 10 being most) when your children tell you that they hate you? When someone tells us they hate us they are telling us … Continue reading

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All About Tantrums – Review

If you’re wondering about checking out  ‘All About Tantrums’ this is a review that might help you make up your mind. When I read it, I felt it was completely fair in both praise and criticism. http://ifbyyes.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/all-about-tantrums-at-all-ages/

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