Tips for taking your tantruming fighting kids in public

Dear Mama Drama: I have nearly decided I cannot take my kids out in public anymore. Every time I do, they have terrible meltdowns and we all end up miserable.  They are two and four and will either fight, throw tantrums, or run around like crazy when we go to a store or restaurant. I am so embarrassed by their behavior and that people will think I’m a bad parent. I don’t want to embarrass them by disciplining them in public, so things tend to get really out of control. By the time we get home I am ready to explode. ~Home Bound Mama

Is Fining Students the Best Way to Discipline?

Some schools across the country have adopted a no-tolerance program when it comes to transgressions such as tardiness, cursing, and ditching.

Mama Drama: Daily Discipline

Dear Mama Drama: I have four-year-olds twins, a boy and a girl, who are very sweet, but admittedly very spoiled. They have many medical issues and there have been several times when we thought we might lose them. My husband and I are so grateful to have them that we often struggle with setting limits. As a result we are constantly struggling to get them to follow directions, put away their toys, and go to bed at a reasonable time. We feel guilty telling them no and end up feeling frustrated a lot. We don’t know how to discipline them and need your help. ~ Undisciplined Mama (photo credit) Dear Undisciplined: While it is extremely difficult to have gone through the near misses you have experienced, your children still need you to be in charge and set limits for them. Discipline is about tea...