Tips And Tools For Tantrum-Free Transitions

transitions350Transitions are hard for many kids. Simply ending one activity and beginning a new one can trigger meltdowns. Are you pulling your hair out because Timmy always cries and shrieks when playtime wraps up for snack time? No sweat! Take the stress out of transitions by implementing these easy strategies.  […]

How to Manage Challenging Behaviour – Part 3

tantrum350If you did the ABC homework we outlined in Part 2, you should have a clearer idea of what is triggering your child’s tantrums and under which category the antecedents (triggers) fall. The next step is to implement the behaviour management strategies that follow. (To find the right strategies for you and your child, look under the applicable antecedent category.) As you’re doing so, remember to reinforce every time Tina or Thomas acts appropriately. Consistent and frequent praise goes a long way in shaping positive behaviour. […]

How to Manage Challenging Behaviour — Part 1

tantrum350Screaming, hitting, biting, flopping, self-injurious head banging, defiance. Does this sound like a regular Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night (or day, if you’re a teacher) with your youngster? If so, you must be frustrated and exhausted. Challenging behaviour can be so hard to handle, especially if it happens frequently.  […]