TANTRUMS. A workshop for parents.
- Four 1-hour group sessions
- Worksheets and Materials
- 4 individual email correspondence/person, for personal or specific questions regarding topics
“Screaming and whaling and crying, oh my!” If you are a parent, you are most likely more familiar than you’d like to be with the good-ol’ tantrum by now.
Why do kids tantrum? Tantrums work!
Let’s be honest, even as rational, intelligent, level-headed adults, we throw a fit every once in a while when we’re overworked or do not get our way.
Your child having a meltdown is your child’s way of telling you, “Dad…Mom…I need some help!” HOW we help is the tricky part. Both as a caregiver, and a therapist, I have been hit, punched, slapped, bit, spit on, pushed down and had (…you name it…) thrown at me during both adult and child tantrums… Let’s just say I quickly discovered what did not work.
In this 4-week long workshop series, we’re going to discuss:
Week 1: “I’ve tried it. It’s just not working.”
Your Efforts Why Are So Exhausting…And Preventing the Inevitable
Week 2: Just like monsters, tantrums get BIGGER when we feed them…
Managing YOUR Feelings About Your Child’s Feelings
Week 3: “I know, this is frustrating…”
Validating Your Child So They Know You Care
Week 4: “I said no...”
Confidently Setting Appropriate Boundaries With Your Child
Lindsay Burke, M.S.
Director of Early Childhood Education Programs Behavior Intervention Supervisor