Pediatric Therapy Corner: How to Help a Child During a Meltdown
[Source: Your Therapy Source]
Have you ever experienced a child when they start to spiral out of control? Maybe it is out of frustration, lack of self-regulation, increased anger or they are experiencing overload but regardless of the reason it can be difficult to calm that child down. Perhaps you try the art of distraction or you demand them to stop but instead their behaviors may escalate further. When a child is in a complete “meltdown” an adult can act as a teacher to help them to self-regulate and practice controlling their emotions.
First, one of the easiest ways to stop a meltdown is to prevent it in the first place. Children thrive on routine and predictable expectations. Read more about ways to reduce stress in the classroom here.
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