Imagine that we can plot a tantrum on a graph…

This basic concept, illustrated in this infographic,, forms the foundation for this talk. Parents will learn about each of the stages of a tantrum, including examples of what they look like and how to be sure you are able to recognize what your child looks like in various stages. Then we’ll talk about the various tools that parents can use to effectively manage behavior in each stage. Using the right tool at the right moment makes ALL the difference!

Specific topics we’ll discuss:
  • What calm, escalation, dysregulation, and de-escalation all look like
  • Understanding what’s going on in your child’s brain
  • The signals children give about “where” they are and what they need
  • Broadening your collection of behavior-shaping-tools
  • Recognizing tantrums in toddlers, teenagers, and adults
  • Selecting the right tool for the right moment
  • The ways that parents shoot themselves in the foot when their child is dysregulated
  • Why your calm, rational suggestions are met with crazypants
  • Helping parents feel confident and satisfied with their interventions