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Advice for Parents on Tantrums

The federal government shutdown has made me sick of politics. For a political columnist, this can be tricky, but taking a break from politics also offers an opportunity. This week, I thought I would write a column about what I’ve learned as a father of two spirited boys, and offer my advice on how to handle tantrums.
As toddlers, their screaming fits were loud and embarrassing but comparatively easy to deal. Nothing shuts down a trip to the grocery store like an overwrought child writhing on the floor, howling with outrage that his mom or dad won’t buy ...

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