Working Mother

5 Simple Ways to Make Life Easier for Your Sensitive Kid

Crying girl

There are things you can do to help prevent meltdowns.

Photo: iStock

Jayden, an active preschooler, loves the playground. After a few minutes, he’s so revved up that he starts running around, bulldozes over other children in his path, and then digs into the sandbox, spraying his little sister, Jenny, nearby. Jenny starts crying because she hates sand on her skin, and it’s sticking more than usual because she refused to let you properly rub in sunblock. She can’t stand that either. You manage to calm both kids down and head to the supermarket because you forgot to buy frozen spinach. You bribe them with cookies to behave and grab another brand of spinach cakes because they’re out of the usual one. Maybe they won’t notice? Fortunately, your spouse bathes the kids so you can make dinner, turning up the music to tune out the complaints:

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Working Mother

Working Mother2 min readFood & Wine
6 Simple and Delicious Fall Recipes for Busy Weekdays
With fall well underway, it's time to enjoy all things pumpkin spice. But for working moms, finding the time to track down your favorite seasonal foods can be difficult. Now you don't have to. Tieghan Gerard, the blogger and cookbook author behind Ha
Working Mother7 min readPsychology
20 Simple Ways a Working Mom Can Improve Her Marriage
Get ready to bring your relationship back to its glory days. Photo: iStock Marriage is hard no matter how full your full-time job is. So hard, sometimes, that we wake up and wonder why we signed that damn piece of paper in the first place. Working mo
Working Mother2 min read
Ryan Reynolds and 'Paw Patrol' Facing Off on Instagram is Social Media Perfection
Celebrity parents may not have to deal with all of the struggles that regular working parents face on a daily basis, but there is one great equalizer moms and dads suffer through no matter what: the Paw Patrol theme song. The show itself is fine and