Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.
Focus is on using participants awareness of their own emotional and psychological needs to create understanding of the child's emotional and psychological needs when he or she is in a tantrum state. This knowledge is then translated into practical technique that the participants can use to effectively prevent and resolve children's temper tantrums.
SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
1) Child & adult correlation of needs
An understanding of basic human needs illustrates the logic behind tantrums.
2) Folk remedies for tantrums
Why "ignoring" is often absolutely the wrong thing to do; how and why "ignoring the tantrum" intensifies the tantrum.
3) Types of Tantrums: Manipulative, Temperamental, & Helpless Tantrums
4) Prevention - Tantrum Ignitors
What causes or what is behind the tantrum?
A Diagnostic Order
Prevention of Manipulative tantrums
Physical Environmental tantrums
Social Environmental tantrums
5A) Prevention of Temperamental Tantrums
5B) Response to Temperamental Tantrums- Dealing w/ a raging tantrum.
Making the touch, show, tone, verbal connections.
The Socialization Message- why it works and when it works.
6) Prevention of & Response to Helpless Tantrums
7) Preventing Self-Sabotage
Learning how to foster the emotional and psychological awareness that enables the adult to follow through with the technique.