Rick Delaney, PhD discusses the ABCs of behavior in relation to anger outbursts in 5- to- 10-year-old children. Understanding the Antecedent, Bias/Behavior and Consequences of children's challenging behaviors can help parents anticipate, successfully handle, and help change anger outbursts. Also discussed are the impacts of child maltreatment on behavior, warning signs of anger outbursts, positive and negative consequences of behavior, healthy anger, and when to seek professional help.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
My wife and I found this course very helpful. Our6 yr. old granddaughter has been acting out this past week. (Throwing tantrums, telling us NO when we ask her to do something) We identified the "trigger" as her seeing her maternal grandmother, whom she has lived with all her life up to the time she was placed in our home. Rather than yell at her for misbehaving, we did time outs and discussed what was upsetting her. It ended up being that she wanted to go home to her mother, which is not possible at this time. We reinforced that we loved her, that it was not her fault that she couldn't see her mother and things would be okay.
This course examines the ABCs of behavior as a tool parents can use to understand their child's anger: