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6 Ways to Deal with your Child’s Aggressive Behavior
Source: Cleveland Clinic
This article, geared towards parents, goes over what typical behavior looks like, helps parents recognize true aggression, and lists strategies to help your child with aggression.
Aggressive Behavior in Toddlers
Source: Zero to Three
This article will help parents help their child learn to manage strong emotions and reactions as they become aware of themselves as separate individuals from their parents and the other important people in their world.
Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior
Source: Child Mind Institute
How you react when a child lashes out has an effect on whether he will continue to respond to distress in the same way, or learn better ways to handle feelings so they don’t become overwhelming. This explains how adults should respond when children lash out.
Behavior Intervention Resources
Source: National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)
This page provides links to behavior intervention resources, including guides, tools, issue briefs, videos & webinars, and general resources.
Context and Challenging Behavior: DAP Podcast Series
In this podcast episode, Dr. Angela Searcy shares the importance of considering context when thinking about challenging behavior. Dr. Searcy also shares how the “Push Past It” Approach from her book can be helpful for educators and professionals as a tool to be intentional when addressing challenging behaviors.
Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior
Source: Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior
This document is the Routine Based Support Guide which was developed to assist teachers in problem-solving a plan to support young children who are having challenging behavior.
Culturally Responsive Strategies to Support Young Children with Challenging Behavior
Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
This article shows how early childhood educators can use strategies such as teaching empathy, discussing conflict, and developing expectations to support all young children and reduce their challenging behavior.
Dealing with the Angry Child
Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension
This article explains that parents and teachers can help children learn to cope with their feelings of anger and to express them appropriately.
Guiding Young Children’s Behavior – Videos
Source: Eastern Connecticut State University
This page provides information, videos, and links to an interactive training curriculum that provides current and future early childhood professionals with tools and strategies for guiding preschool children’s behavior in positive ways.
Helping Young Children Channel Their Aggression
(also in Spanish)Source: Zero to Three
This article presents 12 suggestions that may help parents provide children with the guidance they need.
Helping Young Children Control Anger and Handle Disappointment
Source: The Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Controlling anger and impulse is perhaps the most difficult task of emotional literacy. This article explains how teachers can play a significant role in helping children learn to control their anger and impulses and to handle disappointment in appropriate ways.
Helping Young Children Deal with Anger
This digest explores what is known about the components of children’s anger, factors contributing to understanding and managing anger, and the ways teachers can guide children’s expressions of anger.
Transitions for Beginners
This 5-minute video podcast gives a couple of ideas and tips to help transitions run smoothly for both you and the children in your classroom.
Why Are These Children Acting This Way?
This 30-minute video presents that all behaviors communicate messages. Children need teachers who model and encourage respectful interactions.