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Apr 26 2023


6:00 pm





Helping Children Handle Frustration, Negativity and Meltdowns

When facing frustration, disappointment, or a limit, it is common for children to feel upset and attempt to change caregivers’ minds. Often this frustration leads to meltdowns and tantrums or just chronic negativity or whininess. Some children may get stuck in these difficult emotions and this can lead to a host of perplexing and concerning behaviours. Understanding the roots of frustration and aggression is the key to being effective in dealing with these intense emotions and the challenging behaviours that can result. It is also the key to cultivating resilience in our children throughout their lives. As they age, they will need to be prepared for greater disappointment, losses, and hardships in their lives. How do they find the resilience to face life’s challenges?

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Emotions, thoughts, and views.
Every child is a gift.
Interests and inquiries.
Knowledge and theories.
Multiple modes of communication.

Suitable for ECE students, parents, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator: Patti Drobot

Patti is a registered professional counsellor and parent consultant with a private practice in Vancouver. She provides therapy for adults and also offers parent consulting using a developmental, attachment-based approach. Her background is in occupational therapy with more than 30 years experience as both clinician and educator in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, and community mental health. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Neufeld Institute and uses Dr. Neufeld’s approach in her day to day life as both mother and professional.

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