14 Reviews of “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs: Step-By-Step Guide To Stopping Toddler Tantrums”

Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs
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Discover how today’s brain research can help parents stop temper tantrums. By following the step-by-step instructions of Pamela Li in her book “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs”, parents can transform terrible-twos into terrific-growths. Give your child the gift of emotional self-control now!

Reviews on Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs

Mark Burhenne author of “The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox says”

“This “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs” is one of the best parenting books out there. Li’s unique approach to handling toddler tantrums is simple, effective and backed by enormous amount of scientific proof. Her insights revolutionize the way we understand toddler behavior. A must-read for any parents and caregivers of young children.”

Cynthia Kong, Professional Clinical Counselor  and Marriage and Family Therapist,

“Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs is a must-read book for parents of young children, or anyone likely to spend time around young children. Ms. Li does an excellent job of summarizing, in clear and accessible language, the extensive literature on the neurobiology and psychology of human emotional development. She gives many practical tips on effective ways to manage these commonly challenging situations”

Valuable piece of advice! By Chloe Morrison

Unfortunately, there is nothing in the world that could fully prepare you for this amazing yet difficult job: being a parent. One can only read as many books as possible and perhaps listen to advice but each child is different and no one will know how to deal with the situation better than the parents. Pamela Li and her successful Turning Tantrums into Triumphs comes as a gift for parents who have tried nearly everything to calm their toddlers.

She offers a fresh, new perspective, helping the parents find the solution that best fits their situation. It’s easy to read, impossible not to understand and much easier to follow the clever advice she offers. The author gives clear examples of situations and how the parents should deal with them. She also explains why the parents shouldn’t react in certain ways and what effect could their response cause. I love the fact that Pamela Li makes the scientific explanations so easy to read, giving simple, yet explicit answers to all of my questions.

I think this book “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs” is a must and I recommend it to every parent who feels overwhelmed and insecure of his own methods. Pamela Li has studied the scientific aspect of children behavior and from her own experience, has come up with some extremely valuable piece of advice that might just be the missing piece in your strategy in dealing with tantrums.

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Mom Dealing her beloved Tantrums

Professional, but delivered with a mother’s care by D Larsen

I recently downloaded this insightful little eBook “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs” and was pleased with the layout, information, and details, which were so professionally delivered by the author. I am a scientist at heart and quite analytical, but how does one apply such a thought process to raising children — especially in relation to tantrums? Well, that’s exactly what the writer of this guide manages to do. I appreciated the way she approached the topic, speaking as one who has done her research, but also as a loving parent. I’ve been in the trenches, having raised four children and seen my share of temper tantrums, however, I wish this resource would have been available when I was a young parent. Today we often watch our grandchildren, who at times prove to be a challenge, but I am looking forward to utilizing some of the techniques taken from this book.

The acronym CRAFT is brilliant and thoroughly explored through a logical, easy-to-follow instruction set, which is provided throughout the text. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone dealing with small children. The terrible two’s apparently don’t have to be that terrible, as long as a parent has an arsenal of valued suggestions to fall back on.

This Book as a Must for any Parents with Young Children By Rosalin Delgado

I originally picked up  “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs“ for a friend who is a new mom, but after hearing how much she loved it I had to check it out for myself. As a parent, I cannot even beginning to tell you how insightful and valuable the information in this book is for parents. I honestly wish this book would’ve been around when my daughter was still a toddler, but even with that being said it has allowed me to really take a step back and get a better understanding of why even as a teenager she reacts in certain ways.

One of the things that I can truly appreciate about this book is how well it is written. You can tell that Pamela Li truly put in the time to research this subject in order to provide her readers with pertinent information to help them connect the dots as to the ins and outs of tantrums. Beyond this, and my favorite aspect, is that it doesn’t read like one long boring report. It is written in a wildly approachable and conversational tone that makes you feel as if you were talking with a friend about parenting. You find yourself relating as a parent to what is being presented and therefore have no trouble immersing yourself in the book and what it has to offer. There is no sense of blaming, but rather of creating a space for understanding and growth that can truly help to transform the relationship with your child. I would definitely recommend this book “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs” to friends and family with children!

Informative & written in a straightforward manner by Lucidity

 “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs” is an absolute must-read for anyone who is looking to improve their parenting skills by gaining an insightful, deeper understanding of temper tantrums through a scientific, yet easy to understand, explanation of the root causes (and, of course, solutions).
I found this book to be especially useful due to the author truly knowing what she is talking about on both an objective and personal level; I have come across far too many parenting books over the past few years where the information seems recycled and detached and much of what is discussed is usually quite questionable.. With Pamela Li’s book, the writing feels very relatable and does a great job of expressing the information in an intelligible and straightforward manner. Definitely worth the read.

Tells what to Do and what Not to Do by George Spears

As a busy parent, I often find it difficult to deal my kid’s tantrums and always tries to ignore or stop them immediately. After reading “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs”, I have learnt that they are actually part of a child developmental process and should be handled with just several simple steps. I consider this book an easy-to-use parenting manual for those with toddlers. Not only does the book tells me what to do, it also tells me what NOT to do in raising my child, all backed up by various clinical research and academic studies. Highly recommended!

Simple, Easy-to-Read and Very Insightful by Aneres

Thank You! I found this book to be simple, easy to understand yet full of insight. As a single mother of a young child who seems bent on throwing tantrums at every and anything, I could relate to this book “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs”. It changed my perspective on my daughter’s behavior and helped me to see it from her point of view. I was able to take a step back, look at myself and what I was doing. Her concept of “CRAFT” was also amazing as it provided an easy way for me to remember how to respond in those trying situations. This will definitely be my go-to resource book for a few years to come.

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Mom Thinking How to Deal her Daughter Tantrums

Practical Guide for Every Parent  by Ashley Morris

What Ms Li tells us is common sensein “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs”, really – it’s just that you need it in a structured, easy to follow format which she provides here.
This is a practical guide for every parent can use – tantrums are emotionally draining and upsetting. They are going to occur, so you need to be ready. The author allows us to choose the best path for handling these events and her style inspires confidence in her advice. A must have for any parents – even those of us who consider ourselves “veterans”. 

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Great Reflection by Amazon Customer

I would recommend this book to all parents. It’s a great book to reflect and turn to if you are having trouble helping your child. It helped me realized that my upbringing and my way of doing things were not correct. It also showed me some reasoning to my problems and issues with anger due to my parents lack of proper knowledge.

Succinct and Very Helpful by Professor P. Minneapolis

This is short, which is much appreciated by busy parents. It is research based, not just opinion. The explanations of brain development are very helpful in explaining what is going on for the child and the suggestions for how to manage and respond are justified with research and explained clearly. Should be required reading for every parent (and grandparent) of a toddler.

Save Time and Headache by Susan Hou

 I wish this book was published 6 years ago to allow me to put all these practical tips that are offered into use. In this book “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs” particularly, I like the CRAFT approach, which provides you with a systematic step by step guideline to deal with tantrums. The guideline might sound simple, but the author puts it in a way where you could easily remember them. This is important especially when you are in contention with your little ones. Although my daughter is already 8 years old, I deal with lots of toddlers at church, so this book is definitely very handy for me. This book contains a lot of useful information that comes from different renowed scientists, doctors and authors, yet it is simple and to the points. Thanks the author for doing all these researches for parents with busy schedule. Being a mom of a toddler and living in a metropolitan city, this author understands readers’ needs. This book is a must for parents, teachers, professionals, or volunteers who will be or currently dealing with toddlers.

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Easy to Remember acronyms like “CRAFT” by C. Burhenne

Exceptional analysis of the latest research on the behavior of toddlers. I have been a nanny and babysitter for nearly 20 years and have experienced many a toddler tantrum. I’ve read a lot of blog posts, books, and research about toddlers and tantrums, but the book “Turning Tantrums Into Triumphs” is the first to provide a straightforward and action-oriented guide on what to do. The author provides easy-to-remember acronyms like “CRAFT” so you know exactly how to handle a tantrum and help not the child not just in that present moment, but also educate the child, since tantrums aren’t just bratty behavior, they are critical moments of development where toddlers can learn how to express themselves. I love the author’s approach to parenting as an opportunity to help children grow, develop, and learn the skills they’ll need for the rest of their lives. Best part is — it’s a short read — gets to the point quickly, succinctly, and without the overwhelm you get with a lot of other parenting books out there. A must-read guide for anyone with toddlers!

Very Helpful Read

I really enjoyed reading this book, and found it really helpful – one mother talking to another. Having three children with a large age difference, I had forgotten what it’s like to handle a tantrum.
I found lots of useful advice in this book, and it is backed up with scientific evidence too. I would definately recommend this book to mothers and fathers. It has changed the way I look at tantrums.

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About Author


Pamela is a mother and a bestselling author formulating effective parenting strategies that are research-based and backed by science. She helps parents create happy and healthy homes that allow children to develop their brains optimally and reach their full potentials. She also helps parents who’ve had traumatic childhood break the cycle and do it differently with their own children.


Pamela is a McGill & Stanford-trained electrical engineer and has received master’s degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University.


The creator and author of popular blog, ParentingForBrain.com, Pamela’s named Top Writer on Quora.com answering parenting questions. Her advice has also appeared on HuffPost, HuffPostUK, Apple News and Fatherly.

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