Meltdowns & Tantrums 101: Share Stories, Frustrations, Tips, and Advice
Members of our wonderful group have posted many personal stories about meltdowns, offered helpful tips, reached out to each other for support and shared helpful information and resources.
Get started with these 5 tips then click below to find more:
1. Be Proactive
~ Use these tools to stop meltdowns before they begin: Take note of what triggers meltdowns so you can avoid those places/behaviors/situations, set a schedule and explain expectations to your child, be clear about consequences.
2. Use Distraction
~ Try to head off tantrums before they occur by distracting your child with something they like -- a book or favorite toy, a calming exercise or game.
3. Pick your battles
~ If your child is in a safe place, sometimes allowing the meltdown will help it end sooner.
4. Ignore others
~ Public tantrums can be particularly frustrating. The best thing you can do is focus on your child and what you need to do for them and ignore everybody else.
5. Use rewards
~ Encourage good behavior with a rewards program.
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