In this course, Rick Delaney, Ph.D. covers four types of anger outbursts in children: temper tantrums, assaultive behavior toward other children, rage toward the mother, and erratic or unpredictable anger. For each type of anger outburst, Dr. Delaney gives viewers insight into possible reasons for the behavior, as well as practical and immediate steps parents can take to deal with their child's particular type of anger outburst. Also provided are general steps for all foster or adoptive parents who are caring for a child with an anger problem. This course includes interactive exercises and supplemental handouts.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
identify possible causes for temper tantrums, assaultive behavior towards other children, rage toward the mother, and erratic or unpredictable anger in foster and adoptive children
understand ways children express anger
list warning signs of serious anger problems
identify when to seek the assistance of a qualified therapist
list positive, immediate steps that can be used to deal with temper tantrums
outline effective strategies parents can use with violent and assaultive children and youth
(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person).
This course explores possible causes for:
assaultive behavior towards other children
rage towards the mother
erratic or unpredictable anger
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When we got our first foster child she tested us for a while, she was probably a classic temper tantrum. She would kick us, throw things, scream for about 20 mins, and try to bite us. We became firm and consistent and she learned our rules, we didn't let her get away with anything she learned that negative attention doesn't work with us. Communicating about her behavior helped too, we talk about positive and negative behavior.