Started reading this book. She says "If you are in need of immediate help, skip to the appendix" which I am and so I did. Two tips that have been very helpful:
#1) Force yourself to smile. It is hard to talk rude or be unpleasant to your children if you are smiling, so force yourself to smile when you talk to them. #2) Cut up produce. For kids that are constantly hungry and wanting food, nothing is easier than simply cutting up fruit or vegetables and serving it on a plate.