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Book review: Here Comes Destructosaurus!, by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Reynolds, Aaron. Illustrated By Jeremy Tankard. Here Comes Destructosaurus! Chronicle Books, 2014. 978-1-4521-2454-4. $16.99. 3-5 Yrs. P. 8, Q. 8.

Temper tantrum deluxe as a little boy (destructosaurus) looks for his teddy bear destroying most things (New York City) in his path as mother tries to correct his behavior. 25 more words

Book Reviews

Biting, Hitting and Scratching....Oh My!

It has started. Maybe a little sooner than I naively expected but how would I really know what to expect with my first child? I’ve emphasized how spirited and feisty my little Eleanor is and that personality is stronger than ever. 798 more words


Dear Diary, The Woman Who Feeds Me has no soul...

Dear Diary, The Woman Who Feeds Me has no soul. I was sobbing and sobbing, my face cradled in my open palms, with tears cascading down my face. 142 more words

Managing your child's behaviour: Can't behave, Won't behave?

Over the last few weeks I have been asked by a few people to write something on managing behaviour of children. This is one of the biggest challenges for parents, and yet I had put off writing about this as it is not as easy to give advice on this as it sounds. 1,838 more words

Child Development

Rule #6 Our Bad Days are not Her Failures

The stereotype against singles mothers is such that every aspect of their existence is held under the microscope: is she went out, she wasn’t responsible; if she receives child support, she looking for a free ride and only thinks of the dad as a paycheck; if she gets a sitter, she’s abandoning her children; if she works too much, too little…. 421 more words


Is Love Enough? (or Surviving Temper Tantrums)

Over the past 3 months, I have patted Dillan to sleep every weekday for his afternoon nap (Dillan is a fictional name for a very real 15-month old child at the Early Childhood Learning Center where I work). 397 more words

Kristin Katsu

Temper Tantrums

We do not have primary custody of my eldest step daughter at the moment.  She is 9 years old, and normally quite wonderful.  However, she throws temper tantrums about coming here (you know, unless it is Christmas or her birthday and she’s going to get things). 1,296 more words