What’s Behind a Kid’s ANGER?

Date: September 28th, 2022

We have a lot of angry kids. When we are able to figure out what is causing their anger, we’re better able to help them deal with it.

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Ask Polly: How Do I Handle Tantrums?

Date: August 14th, 2022

Polly answers the question: “I have a little one who tantrums immediately if I redirect her or if another kid has something she wants… What can I do?”

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When a Kid Swears and Slams the Door…

Date: June 5th, 2022

When you ask a kid to leave the classroom, and they swear at you and slam the door, the best thing you can do is KEEP TEACHING the other kids. Because they’re all watching to see how you respond.

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Don’t Ask an Angry Kid to “Use Your Words”

Date: February 20th, 2022

We’re always coaching kids to “Use your words,” but is that a good idea when they’re angry and upset? I’d rather validate the feeling and get them to take a minute.

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3 Ways to Reduce a Kid’s Stress

Date: February 6th, 2022

When kids don’t know how to handle their stress, it causes behaviors. If we help them to reduce their stress, it will end up reducing behaviors as well!

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4 Reasons Kids Get Angry

Date: August 22nd, 2021

Understanding why a kid is angry can help us manage and change related behaviors!

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A Different Response to RUDE %#$@!!!

Date: July 25th, 2021

It’s very hard not to be indignant when a kid is rude to us. But is that the best response? Here’s what I do instead.

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Covid-19: Time Outs at Home and School

Date: October 10th, 2020

Here are my tips for having a ‘vacation station’ for remote learning that can be transitioned back to an in-person Covid-19 environment.

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Teaching the Harder Emotions

Date: September 26th, 2020

Here is my favorite way to teach kids how to deal with their harder emotions.

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In Control or Outta Control?

Date: April 29th, 2020

There is a DIFFERENCE between difficult IN-CONTROL behavior and difficult OUT-OF-CONTROL behavior. I respond differently to each one!

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