The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution: Strategies for Responding to Children's Challenging Behaviors

The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution: Strategies for Responding to Children's Challenging Behaviors

By: Ronald Mah (author)Hardback

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In clear and understandable language, this resource explains what happens within a child when throwing a tantrum (verbal and/or physical) or exhibiting other disruptive behaviors, and offers teachers specific guidance and directions to meet the challenge. The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution helps teachers assess their beliefs about, and reactions to, children's aggressive behaviors to increase awareness of their own expectations and assumptions. The author examines developmental, situational, physical, and temperamental factors that can ignite acting-out behavior and explores the four types of tantrums that are related to power, distress, despair, and stress. The book includes vignettes, easy-to-implement strategies, and chapter summaries that highlight key topics. When educators recognize what causes aggressive behaviors, they can respond quickly to children's needs with appropriate strategies or interventions. This practical book can also be used in conjunction with the author's Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood which addresses issues underlying harmful behaviors.

About Author

Ronald Mah, an educator and licensed marriage and family therapist, has worked in early childhood education for 16 years. A credentialed elementary and secondary teacher, he is the author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood and The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution (2006 and 2008, Corwin Press). He wrote the Asian Pacific Islander Parent Education Support curriculum (DHS-San Francisco, 1996). Mah has DVDs on child development and behavior (Fixed Earth Films), and has been involved in community and high school mental health clinics, severe emotional disturbance, at-risk youth, welfare-to-work, and Head Start programs. A graduate college instructor and Board of Directors member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and of the California Kindergarten Association, Mah combines concepts, principles, and philosophy with practical techniques and guidelines for effective and productive results. Mah has a psychotherapy practice in San Leandro, California where he works with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.


AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction1. Orderly Assessment to Successful Intervention: Where Do You Start? Where Do You End Up?2. Developmental Factors: Developmental Energy Will Reassert3. Situational, Physical, and Disruption Factors: 2 + 1 = Trouble!4. Temperamental Factors: They Were Born That Way!5. Systemic Factors: The Savior6. Specific or Specialized Factors and Moral Factors: Try Harder7. Four Types of Temper Tantrums! Not Always About Power and Control8. Manipulative Tantrums: Power and Control9. Upset Temper Tantrums: Distress10. Helpless Temper Tantrums: Not Distress but Despair11. Stress and the Cathartic Tantrum: Releasing the Cathartic Tantrums12. Getting It Wrong and Getting It RightConclusionReferencesIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412957205
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781412957205
  • ISBN10: 1412957206

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