The forecast—from tantrum tornadoes to sunny smiles!
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There’s nothing like a weather forecast full of extreme conditions to ruin your day or week. Hopefully most of us are past that and looking forward to some sunny days ahead.

But, what if you’ve got nothing but “Tantrum Tornadoes” in your future? For the next few weeks, we’re going to hear from some of our amazing parents out there. We’re fielding questions from our email account. So, if you have a pressing question that you’d like us to address, drop us a line. We keep all correspondence confidential unless you give us permission to share! Although, we’ve all been there so nothing really shocks us. Our latest email comes from a mom who’s feeling like she’s walking on eggshells awaiting the next meltdown from her son. She writes:

Dear Families of Character,

Do you have any suggestions to calm angry kids? A couple weeks ago you talked about helping parents calm their anger. My husband and I are at our wit’s end, but it’s not our anger that’s the problem. My six-year-old son seems to have tantrums all the time. Occasionally, they are for something serious like losing screen time for the week, but mostly it’s for things that are no big deal. Yesterday, it was because I told him he couldn’t have a snack 10 minutes before dinner. I feel like I have to tip-toe around him or he’ll blow. I’d love your help!


Fearing the Next Tantrum Tornado

Dear Fearing,

First off, there’s no need to be afraid. You’ve got this! In fact, kids respond to the emotions you’re giving off. So, if you feel as if you’re tip-toeing around your own house in fear, your child will pick up on that and use it—not in a manipulative way, but because he has learned that that is how he elicits a response. There are a few things I’d suggest to help.

To read more, head to the blog!

Turn Tantrum Tornados to Sunny Smiles



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May the 4th Be With You!

In honor of this special Star Wars Day, we’ve rounded up some great dad jokes that you can share at the next family dinner. Eye-rolling, gasps, and groans to be expected!


What’s for dinner? Wookie Steak. It’s a little chewy.

Why does Princess Leia keep her hair tied up in buns? So it doesn’t Hang Solo.

Which Star Wars character works at a restaurant? Darth Waiter

What Did Obi Wan Tell Luke When He Had Trouble Eating Chinese Food? Use the forks Luke.

What is a Jedi’s favorite car? A toy-Yoda!


We warned you! 😳😬


Let’s hope for plenty of cherished smiles and laughter in the weeks ahead. Thanks for joining us on this wild adventure of growing families of character. 

Families of Character Team


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