Child Behavior Worksheet- Dealing with Temper Tantrums

What is the theory behind this Child Behavior Worksheet- Dealing with Temper Tantrums?

Dealing with temper tantrums is an inevitable part of a parent’s life. Throwing tantrums is a natural response for young kids whenever faced with an uncomfortable situation that makes them angry or upset. It requires a great deal of patience and keen observation skills for parents to be able to identify their child’s tantrum patterns, triggers and coping strategies. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will focus on helping parents become more observant of what triggers their child’s tantrums. These can range from feeling upset about a minor change in routine to simple hunger and tiredness. Either way young kids are unable to understand the source of their uncomfortable feelings and resort to tantrums as a means of getting attention or coping.Being observant about the nature of their tantrums and triggers is the first step towards figuring out what can help. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used in family therapy sessions to help parents concerned about their child’s frequent tantrums. Instruct them to note down their observations regarding their child’s tantrums in the table. Responses can then be discussed with the therapist to determine treatment goals.

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