Behavior Corner: How to Help Children Calm Down
[Source: Child Mind Institute]
Many children have difficulty regulating their emotions. Tantrums, outbursts, whining, defiance, fighting: these are all behaviors you see when kids experience powerful feelings they can’t control. While some kids have learned to act out because it gets them what they want — attention or time on the iPad — other kids have trouble staying calm because they are unusually sensitive.
The good news is that learning to calm down instead of acting out is a skill that can be taught.
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