Hello CLASS Learning Community Members, Happy Teaching with CLASS Tuesday!Due to the upcoming holiday, we decided to give you this episode a couple of days early! We will also be releasing an episode on Tuesday the 21st to accommodate holidays as well.
This Infant/Toddler focused episode, Behavior is Communication: Understanding and Responding to Tantrums and Meltdowns features our amazing host @Mamie Morrow TS, and our incredible guest @Megin Ruston! If you haven't gotten the chance to listen yet, be sure to check out this week's episode, then come back here to the CLC and discuss this topic with others!In this episode:Meltdowns or tantrums in the classroom can be a frustrating experience for both the educator and the child, but as Megin shares in this episode, they are developmentally appropriate responses. Meltdowns happen when a child feels overwhelmed, either by their emotions or their environment, and are a common response to frustration, sadness, or even just emerging independence. Young children don't yet have the language to describe how they are feeling or what they are frustrated about, but also during those toddler years, they are realizing they are completely separate from the adults in their lives. Part of that emerging fierce independence can sometimes show up as a meltdown.Biting, in particular, can be an especially difficult hurdle to overcome. Often, biting can be a result of children not knowing how to handle these big emotions they are having. Self-regulation takes time to develop, so support that child, and observe their behavior. Are there certain times of days or events that trigger this frustration for the child? When observing and trying to nail down a pattern, it can be beneficial to be mindful of this child throughout the day rather than for set periods of time. Be close to the child to see if any of these behaviors happen and be aware. Be sure to keep notes to keep track of your observations throughout the day and see how these behaviors evolve. Does the child show any signs that they are going to have a meltdown?
This episode focuses on Early Language Support, Behavior Guidance, and Regard for Child Perspective. #ELS #EarlyLanguage#Behavior_Guidance#RSP#RCP#Regard #tantrum #biting #meltdown #I/T #Infant #Toddler #Infant/Toddler
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Hello, my name is Raquel and I'm a owner of a home day care. This is my first time I write a comment after listening to a podcast and I need to say THANK YOU for help me understand better how to respond to tantrums and meltdowns. GRACIAS, GRACIAS
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