The Science Behind Your Child’s Tantrums
Help for Homework Tantrums – Hand in Hand Parenting
Your child may struggle with their homework from time to time. Sometimes, these frustrations lead to emotional breakdowns and tantrums. When your child starts to scream and throw themselves on the floor, you need to take action immediately. Do not give your child the chance to build poor habits. They will just continue to push boundaries and eventually completely refuse to do their homework.
Help for Homework Tantrums
The contents of this article are based on my graduate school training as a school psychologist and behavior specialist, research studies on behavior, and 20 years of experience working with children with a variety of challenging behaviors. This is Part 1 of a series. It is recommended that both parts are read in conjunction with one another. Preface This article illustrates ways for adults to change their own behaviors, in order to prevent and appropriately respond to temper tantrums.
Unfortunately, even when equipped with the best tips and online advice, they often find themselves stuck in a familiar pattern of explosive interactions with their kids that goes something like this:. The child gets upset and throws a tantrum, then the parent gets upset and angry. Suddenly, everyone is throwing their own version of a tantrum!