Everything Parent's Guide To Tantrums: The One Book You Need To Prevent Outbursts, Avoid Public Scenes, And Help Your Child Stay Alm

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Everything Books, Jun 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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The Everything® Parent's Guide to Tantrums teaches parents to identify various triggers that provoke extreme reactions and helps them strategize ways to calm down their children and minimize any long-term affect. Education specialist Joni Levine, M.Ed., helps parents figure out how to: Identify warning signs of a tantrum; Cool off the child before the tantrum escalates; Know when to punish or reward a child; Handle the incessant screeching word “No!”; Recognize when tantrums are a symptom of something potentially more serious.
 

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Contents

Understanding Temper Tantrums
1
Common Behaviors
2
Toddler Temper Tantrums
4
Preschool Temper Tantrums
5
SchoolAge Temper Tantrums
6
Fear as a Factor
7
Temper Tantrum Myths
9
Temperament and Temper Tantrums
13
Help Your Child Tackle New Skills
139
Preventing Frustration Tantrums
143
Look at Me Attention Tantrums
145
Whining for Attention
146
Is a Temper Tantrum Just for Attention?
147
Learning Through Imitation
148
Imitating You
151
How Negative Attention Can Be Reinforcing
152

Three Basic Temperaments
14
Traits Weakly Associated with Tantrums
16
Traits Strongly Associated with Tantrums
17
Why Temperament Matters
19
Responding to Traits
20
Making It Worse Internal Factors
25
Teaching Kids How to Eat Right
30
The Influence of Sleep Deprivation
32
What Keeps Your Child Awake?
34
Getting Kids to Bed
36
The Influence of Sensory Overload
38
General Guidelines for Coping with Temper Tantrums
41
Your Parenting Style
43
Consider Your Childs Age
46
Tracking the Cause of the Tantrum
49
Positive Communication Strategies
51
Negative Responses
52
Rewards and Punishments
55
Using Praise
57
Using Treats and Tokens
58
Punishment versus Discipline
61
What Is Discipline?
62
What Is Punishment?
65
Dont Go Separation Tantrums
67
How Attachment Starts
68
The Building Blocks of Attachment
69
Causes of Separation Anxiety and Tantrums
71
Evolving Emotional and Cognitive Abilities
72
Paving the Way for Smoother Goodbyes
75
Responding to the Tantrum
77
Its All Mine Possession Tantrums
79
Empathy
82
Why Your Child Owns Everything
84
Before Conflicts Arise
85
Specific Difficulties with Sharing
86
Helping Your Child Share
89
I Am a Big Kid Now Power Struggle Tantrums
91
The Desire for Power
92
Increasing Independence
94
Fighting for Autonomy
95
Allowing for Independence
97
Negativity
99
The Power of Choice
101
At a Loss for Words Emotional Tantrums
105
Basics of Language Development
107
Promoting Language Development
111
Help Your Child Use Words
113
Understanding Aggression
115
The Truth about Biting
116
I Cant Wait Patience Tantrums
119
Helping Your Child Delay Gratification
120
Learning about Time
122
Waiting Games
125
Waiting for Attention
127
Helping Your Child Take Turns
129
Waiting for Your Child
130
Its Too Hard Frustration Tantrums
131
Give Opportunities for Success
135
Responding to Frustration
137
Responding to the Attention Tantrum
154
Nobody Likes Me Social Tantrums
157
Feeling Left Out
159
Popularity
162
Understanding Cliques
164
When Your Child Is Bullied
165
Focusing on Fairness
168
Promoting Your Childs Social Skills
169
You Cant Make Me Testing Tantrums
173
The Road to Independence
175
Responsibility Leads to Independence
177
The Older Childs Emotional Control
178
Verbal Outbursts
180
Verbal Battles
181
Temper Tantrums in Public
185
Coping with Your Anger and Embarrassment
186
Maintaining Consistency
187
Prevention
188
General Strategies for Public Temper Tantrums
189
Strategies for Specific Places
191
Temper Tantrums with Other Caregivers
195
Tantrums with a Relative
199
How to Maintain Consistency
201
Tantrums in Child Care
203
Before Starting Child Care
205
Challenges in Child Care
206
Separation Anxiety in Child Care
207
Preventing Temper Tantrums
209
Setting Limits
211
Three Basic Rules
214
Enforcing Rules and Limits
215
Reducing Stress
218
Adding Structure
221
Teaching Skills
223
Reducing Impulsiveness
224
Coping with Strong Emotions
227
Learning ProblemSolving Skills
229
Problem Solving for Different Age Groups
231
Helping Your Child Cool Himself Down
233
When Things Get Out of Control
237
Understanding Aggression
239
The Role of Television
242
The Role of Toys
243
The Development of Aggression
244
Responding to Aggression
247
When Your Child Hurts Himself
248
When Your Child Is Destructive
250
When to Be Concerned
251
Is Your Child Too Aggressive?
254
Red Flags in Behavior
255
SelfInjury
256
Autism
257
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
260
Other Concerns
263
Further Resources
265
Organizations and Support Groups
273
Glossary
276
INDEX
281
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Joni Levine, MEd, a mother of a child with special needs, has been working with young children and their families as a daycare provider and consultant since 1981. She writes articles for both parents and child care professionals on www.childcarelounge.com. Levine is also the author of "The Everything Toddler Activities Book, 2nd Edition" and "The Everything Parent's Guide to Tantrums". She resides in Dormont, PA.

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