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Six strategies to deal with tantrums

Published Oct. 6, 2009

Prior to this fall, I considered myself pretty fortunate in the tantrum department. Neither of my sons were big fit-throwers at 2 or 3 when such behavior is common. But around the ripe age of 5, my son started to fuss in such an explosive way that I questioned everything from his diet to the history of my family's mental health.


Motherfest: To Wii or not to Wii

Published May 11, 2009

When I became a parent, I decided early on that my sons would not have video game systems. I based this decision on the fact that so many modern games are violent, and because I wanted my kids to spend as little time in front of a television screen as possible. But that might change now that I played Wii.


Motherfest: "How do we know our life is real?"

Published March 2, 2009

Last weekend, my 6-year-old son and I drove out to see "Coraline" in 3-D in New Berlin. During the 25-minute drive to the cinema, we had our most intense conversation to date. Read more about it in this month's "Motherfest" column, a Milwaukee-focused parenting column only on

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