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Tantrums: Helping Our Kids Find their Calm (While Staying Calm, Ourselves)

August 21, 2020

Tantrums are hard not only for the child who's having one, but also for the adult who's supporting them. In this session, I cover what tantrums are, some good things about them (yes, they exist!), and what to do "in the moment."

Note that I do not suggest asking kids to "use their words." When little kids are really upset, they're using a part of their brain that's in fight-or-flight mode. Adult-style communication is simply not achievable for them when they're dysregulated. Once they're calm again, then their words are more readily available to them. This session offers some ideas of what you can do instead.

Note: this session does not have subtitles (coming soon).


POSITIVE PARENTING TOPICS:
Character & Behavior, Emotion Coaching, Kids & Stress, Learning & Development, Parenting Support, Positive Discipline, Positive Parenting Core
Disclaimer:  All advice and guidance offered on this site is not medical guidance and should not be interpreted as such, and the owner of this site is not responsible for individual outcomes.

I am not a physician, psychologist, or counselor, nor am I licensed to offer therapy or medical advice of any kind. I am a certified conscious parenting coach and my courses, blog posts, and all other guidance are based on my training and experience. If you are having an emergency or are in crisis please call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Line (800-273-8255), or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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Sarah R. Moore

Sarah R. Moore is a certified Master Parenting Trainer, an author (book coming soon), an armchair neuroscientist, and most importantly, a Mama. She's a lifelong learner with formal training in child development, improv comedy, trauma recovery, and interpersonal neurobiology. She offers a popular series of mini-courses (including her FREE video, Three Keys to Positive Parenting). She helps bring JOY, EASE, and CONNECTION back to families. You can follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram. She’s currently worldschooling her family.
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