Calming Your Fussy Baby: The Brazelton Way
In this book, Dr. Brazelton describes the ways that babies communicate through crying and discusses effective ways that parents can respond to different cries.
Call#: WS 113 .B827c 2003
How to Say No to Your Toddler
This book focuses on how to convey “No” to a toddler in a way that will help to prevent temper tantrums, as well as other aspects of toddler development that trigger tantrums.
Call#: HQ 774.5.W687 2003
I Brake for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2- to 5-Year-Old
This book includes real-life stories about temper tantrums and other challenging behaviors and how to manage them successfully.
Call#: HQ 774.5 N596 2008
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
This fully revised and updated book includes the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk.
Call#: WM 188 .K148 2015
The Happiest Toddler on the Block
This book explains how tantrums in toddlers are normal but avoidable, what leads to temper tantrums, how to communicate effectively with toddlers, and how to reduce tantrums.
Call#: HQ 774.5 K18h 2008
The wonder weeks : how to stimulate your baby’s mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward
The book is based on the scientific- and parental-world-changing discovery of a phenomenon: all normal, healthy babies appear to be more fussy at very nearly the same ages, regression periods, and sleep less in these phases.
Call#: HQ 778.63 .van21 2013
Toddler discipline for every age and stage: effective strategies to tame tantrums, overcome challenges, and help your child grow
The book offers practical, age-appropriate toddler discipline strategies for managing the everyday challenges of toddlerhood and guiding your child to becoming their best self.
Call#: HQ 774.5 .H37 2018
Toddlers’ Tantrums and Other Bad Behavior
This book includes information about temper tantrums, including steps for parents to prevent them from happening.
Call#: HQ 774.5.M159t 2004
Videos and Media
Baby instructions. Newborn to crawler
This video helps parents and caregivers create the best possible environment in which to maximize a baby’s learning potential. Topics include gross motor development, reading a baby’s cues, tummy time, language development, crawling, communication, calming an infant, establishing routines, feeding, encouraging play, and dressing.
Call#: WS 105 .B119new 2011
Toddlers: Social and Emotional Development
Learn about the theory of the mind and how toddlers come to understand how their actions can affect others. Examine how gender and temperament play a role in development. Observe toddlers interacting with family and peers as they develop attachments and social bonds. Closed-caption included.
Call#: WS 105.S678 Vol.2
By watching a dozen families in unique situations, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton shows how and why children develop the way they do. Touchpoints are defined as periods of time that precede rapid growth in learning for parent and child. This DVD provides comprehensive information on development of infants and toddlers, including how to manage temper tantrums and excessive crying appropriately.
Call#: WS 105 .T722d 2006
This service offers free phone consultation and fee-based in-home consultations to help families struggling with their infant’s crying, sleeping, or feeding.
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Illinois Early Learning Project (2015)
You’re out in public with your toddler or preschooler when the whining starts. Don’t panic! When you take a calm, problem-solving approach, you help your child learn to calm himself when he is irritable.
Illinois Early Learning Project (2015)
There’s no sure cure for young children’s public temper tantrums. But some simple steps can reduce the chances that your toddler or preschooler will “pitch a fit” when you run errands together.
Kids Health (2022)
This website from the Nemours Foundation explains why children have temper tantrums and how to avoid them.
Medline Plus (2023)
This website from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provides information to understand temper tantrums and what parents can do when children exhibit this behavior.
National Association of School Psychologists (2010)
For parents and teachers on how to manage temper tantrums, prevent them from happening, and what to do after they occur.
Mayo Clinic (2022)
Information about why temper tantrums occur and how parents should react to them.
American Academy of Pediatrics (2021)
This website from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides tips on how caregivers can handle temper tantrums.
Iowa State University (2003)
This pamphlet provides information about temper tantrums and questions for caregivers to create a “plan of action” for the child.