Meltdowns, Freak-Outs and Volacanic Tantrums
I'm delighted to share that I'll be the guest on Dr. Beth Onufrak's radio show, Child Psych Central: Discover the Kid Brain. See the episode description below.
Young children's meltdowns, freak-outs and volcanic tantrums can challenge the resources of any parent. Age-old parenting logic has always dictated “Behavior First, Consequence Second,” advising parents to reside in a primarily reactive mode. But the newest brain science teaches that proactive parenting can create a whole new dance. When parents understand developmental origins of challenging behavior, their responses diffuse conflict rather than fuel it. And when parents provide emotional coping assistance and skill building, the need for consequences and punishment plummets. These are the premises of an exciting new book co-authored by Wendy Young. In this episode we’ll discuss how parents can view and respond differently to young children in the throes of intense emotion.
The show will air Thursday, March 3, 2015 at 10 am PST/12pm EST. You can listen in HERE. The show will also be archived after it airs, so you can download and listen to it whenever you'd like.
We'll talk a bit about some of the parenting strategies Dr. Lynne Keney and I offer in our new book, Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids (Spring 2015) available through Unhooked Books.
Hope you can join us!