After almost a month of tantrum-filled weeks, Zaki has finally calmed down to manageable proportions and being with her isn't too 'toxic' as it had been. Don't really have a clue as to what changes we or she made but we're thankful for the last 3 days that we did not engage in 'battle' basically. As much as we'd like to teach her the finer points of behavior, I think I need them more than she does. Patience and understanding do work wonders for children if demonstrated by parents. That's it.
Speaking of wonders, there is this amazing resource online for parents. Wondertime packs a lot of sensible ideas and guides for parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. I learned a lot clicking through their site and topics that it kept me glued for some time. Discover it for yourself. and for your kids, too.
See what reading Sports Illustrated could point you to. Credits to them and Rand Cooper's article on Jared Jordan.