Understanding Tantrums: In Children of All Ages

30NOV2016

Understanding Tantrums: In Children of All Ages

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - B2-200

Tantrums show up in the toddler years and can lead to feelings of confusion, frustration and even embarrassment for the parent. Tantrums are normal and natural in all mammals but are one of the most misunderstood behaviors in our culture. A child cannot grow to where they are meant to be without experiencing strong emotions and yet we often mismanage situations and experience strong emotions of our own. Though more intense in some than in others, all eruptions have a purpose and occur at all stages of life. When we can understand the underlying work that is being done in this amazing process, we can grow in our own confidence to handle them and in our respect for the work that nature is doing. This session will be informative for parents of children from birth through Adolescence.

In this session, we will explore:
- Nature's design for growing kids up
- Where erupting energy comes from
- The purpose of a tantrum
- Ways for adults to help a child manage the energy
- The erupting energy in ourselves

To register: http://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces/sessions/