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Surviving Tantrums 2: Strategies For Parents

Surviving Tantrums 2: Strategies For Parents

Using the book “The whole brain child” of Daniel J. SiegelTina Payne Bryson, Ms. Victoria - Founder of WeCare presented the 11 main points in the seminar Surviving Tantrums 2.

Group 8

1. UNDERSTANDING TANTRUMS

When your child is upset:

  • CONNECT: loving touch, empathy, validate their feelings, listen, reflect
  • REDIRECT child to make amends

2. NAME IT TO TAME IT

  • Use story telling to help them understand what is upsetting them + feel more in control.

3. ENGAGE, DON’T ENRAGE

  • In high stress situations: keep them thinking and listening rather than just reacting.

4. USE IT OR LOSE IT

  • Eg: give choices, practice solving problems with them, practice controlling emotions, build self-understanding, consider other’s feelings.

5. MOVE IT OR LOSE IT

  • When kids are reactive, encourage physical activities to shift their emotional state.

6. REWIND AND REMEMBER

  • After a difficult event, help them process what happened.

7. REMEMBER AND REMEMBER

  • Help kids practice at remembering. Eg: important and valuable moments of their lives.

8. FEELINGS COME AND GO

  • Help children understand that negative feelings are temporary.

9. GIVE TOOLS AND STRATEGIES TO CALM THEMSELVES

  • Eg: taking calm breaths, visualising a calm place.

10. ENJOY EACH OTHER

  • Family fun + enjoyable rituals creates positive memories.

11. CONNECT THROUGH CONFLICT

  • Use conflict as an opportunity to teach kids.