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CALMING THE TEMPEST: Helping the Explosive Child
Many adults have faced a child or teenager's explosiveness, unsure of how to respond. Do I punish him for the outburst? Should I try to be understanding of how she is feeling and ignore the ugly behavior? In reality, many children who have difficulty managing their anger need to be taught the skills necessary for coping with frustrating situations that demand flexibility. It is the lack of these cognitive skills that contributes to the angry outbursts. This program provides parents, teachers, and caretakers with an awareness of, and an overview on, how to teach these skills at home and school.