In clear and understandable language, this resource explains what happens within a child when throwing a tantrum (verbal and/or physical) or exhibiting other disruptive behaviors, and offers teachers specific guidance and directions to meet the challenge. The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution helps teachers assess their beliefs about, and reactions to, children's aggressive behaviors to increase awareness of their own expectations and assumptions. The author examines developmental, situational, physical, and temperamental factors that can ignite acting-out behavior and explores the four types of tantrums that are related to power, distress, despair, and stress. The book includes vignettes, easy-to-implement strategies, and chapter summaries that highlight key topics. When educators recognize what causes aggressive behaviors, they can respond quickly to children's needs with appropriate strategies or interventions. This practical book can also be used in conjunction with the author's Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood which addresses issues underlying harmful behaviors.
About the Author
1. Orderly Assessment to Successful Intervention: Where Do You Start? Where Do You End Up?
2. Developmental Factors: Developmental Energy Will Reassert
3. Situational, Physical, and Disruption Factors: 2 + 1 = Trouble!
4. Temperamental Factors: They Were Born That Way!
5. Systemic Factors: The Savior
6. Specific or Specialized Factors and Moral Factors: Try Harder
7. Four Types of Temper Tantrums! Not Always About Power and Control
8. Manipulative Tantrums: Power and Control
9. Upset Temper Tantrums: Distress
10. Helpless Temper Tantrums: Not Distress but Despair
11. Stress and the Cathartic Tantrum: Releasing the Cathartic Tantrums
12. Getting It Wrong and Getting It Right