Hi, I’m Lauren. I am a teacher turned stay-at-home mom to two precious little boys.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. I worked for 6 years as an Elementary School Teacher before staying home with my babies.
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Lauren I have a question about your information regarding toddler problem behavior and you listed banging heads on floors, walls, etc. when upset. I have a 21 mo old grandson that has been doing this for a couple of months now and it has become a big problem. What would be your recommendation to get a handle on this?
I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I had baby #2 recently and have taken time away from the blog to adapt to our new family of 4. This would be my advice for head banging and in this order…
-Talk to his pediatrician to make sure he/she don’t believe it’s a sensory issue
-If it seems like a ploy to get attention, ignore it when possible. (you are at home, he’s not going to actually hurt himself with how hard or where he is hitting his head, you aren’t in public)
-If in public, remove him from the situation. Take him to another quiet room, outside, etc. Help him calm down
-Teaching: Talk to him about appropriate ways to show he’s upset and hitting his head is not appropriate and what he can do instead –Discipline: whatever discipline method you use, treat it as defiance and implement a consequence when it happens. Stay consistent and still use it as teachable moments. For example, once the child is calm… “you went to time out because you hit your head when I turned the tv off. I know you still wanted to watch tv and it’s hard not getting something when we want it. It’s okay to be upset or mad, but it’s not okay to bang our head. Instead you can xyz…”. I know he may seem young to rationalize the teaching and correction but the consistency should help him get the point that its not okay. Best of luck, let me know how it goes! My son also outgrew head banging once he started talking more and could verbalize what was wrong.