Child Abuse Prevention
Because April is dedicated to preventing and raising awareness for child abuse, this blog post will touch on a few different recommendations from the US Department of Health and Human Services for making “meaningful connections with children and families.”
One issue they addressed was called “Dealing with Temper Tantrums.” Dealing with tantrums can be hard and uncomfortable, but thanks to the tips sheet we can get a better handle on what to do when those meltdowns start. The ideal solution is to prevent meltdowns entirely, but we don’t live in a perfect world, so let’s take a look at what to do when those inevitable tantrums start.
- • Say what you expect from your child and have confidence that your child will behave.
- • Remain calm. You are a role model for your child.
- • Holding your child during a tantrum may help a younger child feel more secure and calm down more quickly.
- • Take your child to a quiet place where he or she can calm down safely. Speak softly or play soft music.
- • Some children throw tantrums to seek attention. Try ignoring the tantrum, but pay attention to your child after he or she calms down.
- • Resist overreacting to tantrums, and try to keep your sense of humor.
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