Whether young or old, no one is a stranger to tantrums. A constant source of frustration and consternation for parents, tantrums can actually be fairly predictable and--if you're engaging in good self care--straightforward to navigate.
Here's the acronym from the show - remember, tantrums are MUCH more likely to emerge in a child or adult when that person is:
Hungry Angry Lonely Tired Sick Growing, or going through a Transition Anyone who can update the original HALT acronym to include Rebekka's added S, G, and T gets the first ever Sandbox tote bag!
Links to resources mentioned in this episode:
Diane's simplified Child Centered Activity protocol (adapted from Gloria De Gangi's original work) Circle of Security International's fantastic handout on secure attachment, including the motto: Always be stronger, wiser, & kind Whenever possible, follow my child's lead Whenever necessary, take charge