Tantrums might not be about what they seem to be about
Erica Wiles (02:05):
So allow your child to actively process and problem solve when it comes to creating coping skills or creating strategies to handle the situation or the stress it allows your child to have ownership of the problem ownership of the decision. And they buy into the solution a little bit better. When they're told you need to do this, or you need to do that, or you can't react that way or you're being silly. It, again, it makes them want to be upset, but if you've taken the time to sit with them and help them talk things out and you have a better understanding of their perspective and they have a better understanding of yours then you can come to the table together. The next thing I found that's really helpful is just being consistent and patient. You want to approach emotional outburst, the same way, calm, cool collected.
Erica Wiles (03:03):
You need to remember that change does not occur overnight. It doesn't occur overnight for adults, and it definitely doesn't occur overnight for kids. It is a situation that needs a lot of practice and patience. You need to be able to remind your kid throughout this process that learning takes time and that it's okay if we make mistakes and don't become upset. If they experienced another outbursts, you don't want to make that a negative thing you want to actively problem solve again with that. Uthe last thing is, you know, if your parents,useek further support if needed, so it may be that,uyour child might need to talk to a third person, the therapist, we're not all therapists. We don't always have all the skills and answers,uin dealing with this. So just try not to see it as a failure because you're not a failure. It's okay to get help. It's okay to say, I'm not really sure what's going on. We've tried a, B and C. It's not working. UI need help. That's okay. And,uagain, be upfront with your child and,uinvite them into the conversation and let them know that that's the plan,uand just be supportive throughout. All right. Hope these help. Thanks.
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