Find out your parenting style with my parent personality quiz!

Find out your parenting style with my parent personality quiz!


Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 227

Mastering Mayhem: How to Manage Anxiety, Tantrums, and Behavior Issues with Strong-Willed Children

with guest Dayna Abraham

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | February 15, 2024 | 44:47 min.

From meltdowns and tantrums to anxiety and challenging behaviors, raising emotionally sensitive children takes a different parenting approach. Dayna Abraham, author of the acclaimed book “Calm the Chaos,”  shares science-backed, empathy-based strategies for navigating the emotional rollercoaster of parenthood and raising strong-willed children.

Today's Guest(s)


Dayna Abraham

Dayna Abraham has become a trusted and proven leader in the parenting community. An award-winning, national board-certified educator who has spent over ten years in the classroom, she is the founder of the popular parenting site Lemon Lime Adventures which has accumulated over 41 million viewers in less than seven years. She is also the CEO of Calm the Chaos, a seven-figure company which offers Dayna’s compassionate framework to support thousands of parents worldwide. Her work has also been showcased in HuffPostBabbleScary MommyBuzzFeedADDitude Magazine, and Positive Parenting Solutions.


Instead of reacting in the heat of the moment and letting tensions and chaos escalate, Dayna shows parents how to reframe how they view their child’s disruptive behavior. By focusing on the emotional and psychological safety of your child, she offers a practical way to connect, calm, and guide your child to regulate their emotions.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to:

Understand Your Child: Learn the reasons behind tantrums, defiance, and emotional dysregulation. Dana emphasizes the importance of compassionate understanding and validation to effectively reach your child.

Apply the Five-Step Blueprint: Dayna unveils a proven five-step approach to handling challenging behaviors, including de-escalation techniques, energy management, and long-term solutions. Discover how to avoid power struggles and implement positive behavioral interventions.

Build Trust & Connection: Learn how to empathetically guide and support your child’s emotional growth through active listening, open communication, and building trust.


Discover your vital role as a dad amidst modern challenges through our courses, shaping lasting bonds and empowering your parenting journey. Explore The New Era of Fatherhood and The Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Playbook at 



Here’s the perfect gift to inspire and delight that young person in your life! The CrunchLabs build box subscription. Crunchlabs packs the fun into science by sending kids a new toy to build each month. And everyone’s favorite youtuber Mark Rober’s teaches them how! Kids LOVE IT! Go to and get yours today! 


Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can!  Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat!


Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy – for you and your family. Visit

A revolutionary baby monitor is born!  Masimo Stork is a new device to monitor your baby’s health. Featuring SET technology which has been used in hospitals for nearly 25 years, Masimo Stork uses a silicone boot to track your baby’s pulse rate, oxygen saturation and skin temperature.  While not a medical device, Masimo Stork can help you be a calmer, more confident parent.  Go to to learn more. 
Website-Dr. Meeker (8)
Feeling a bit uneasy about having "the talk" with your son or daughter?
Dr. Meeker is here to help! “How to Talk to Your Kids about Puberty & Sex (ages 8-18)” is her most comprehensive course ever and she’ll equip you to have that conversation with knowledge, confidence and sensitivity. Check it out!

View More Episodes


Supporting Divorced Dads’ Mental Health

Episode 240 | Dr. Eran Magen, an expert in education and psychology from Stanford University and founder of Parenting for Humans and, discusses the unique challenges divorced dads face, including emotional and financial pressures.

Read More »

Simplify Fatherhood with these Practical Tools

Don't know what to say to your kids?

Download the FREE tough conversation starter. You’ll also receive weekly empowering tips designed to simplify parenting. 

Join thousands of parents raising strong kids.

K12 Powered Schools: State-certified teachers and trained online educators. Go to today to learn more and find a tuition-free K12-powered school near you.

Visit, enter code DRMEEKER at checkout, and start your journey to healthier skin.

Discover luxury she deserves!

Head over to and use promo code DRMEG for an exclusive 35% off.

AquaTru purifiers use a 4-stage reverse osmosis purification process, and their countertop purifiers work with NO installation or plumbing.

Transform Your Tap Water

Air Doctor, purification to protect your home! Head to and use promo code DRMEG and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers!

Visite and take advantage of our exclusive offer. Use promo code DRMEG to enjoy a 15% discount and receive free shipping.

Acorns makes it easy to start automatically saving and investing for your future. Head to or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today!

Sign up at and get 2 boxes free!

Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat!