It happens to the best of us. You ask a child to do something, to not do something, to not touch things in the grocery store and then boom...a full blown tantrum! Is it exhaustion? Does the child want something? Does the child not want to do something? What is happening????????????
When dealing with challenging behaviors, it is easy to respond with yelling ourselves. What we need to remember is that those behaviors are serving a function. They are demonstrated to try to tell us something the child is unable to express. Our job is to try to find out what that is.
When your child's behavior is dangerous, to your child or to others, please immediately seek assistance from a professional with experience dealing with those behaviors. This information is NOT a replacement for those professional services. It is intended to help you better understand why challenging behaviors are occurring and suggestions of what can be done to change those behaviors. Happy reading!
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