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Effective strategies to prevent tantrums after school

Effective strategies to prevent tantrums after school

Starting kindergarten or first grade can be really overwhelming for children, even if they had been in group care before - which can lead to intense tantrums and emotional outbursts right when you pick them up from school.

Here are strategies to prevent tantrums after school and to make this big transition a little easier on your kids.

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Using puzzles to help tame tantrums

Using puzzles to help tame tantrums

When your child has a tantrum coming on or is just working his or her way out of one, using a puzzle-type toy to refocus their mind and energy towards is an extremely helpful tactic. 
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Tantrums at bedtime and how to avoid them

Tantrums at bedtime and how to avoid them

For many exhausted parents, 🙋🏽 we look forward to when our children finally go to sleep. Their slumber is our gateway to a few hours of personal time (aka when we catch up with our spouse, watching brain-numbing reality television, or finally shower). So obviously bedtime tantrums are the absolute worst after a very long day. Here are some strategies to reduce bedtime tantrums
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How to teach little kids to self-regulate with deep breaths

How to teach little kids to self-regulate with deep breaths

One of the main techniques we love using to help little kids calm down during a temper tantrum is taking 3 to 5 deep breaths.

Deep breathing has shown to help with self-regulation, anxiety, stress, concentration and overall changing our emotional state. However, it can sometimes be tricky to teach deep breathing to little children.

Here are a few ideas we love:

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