Your child decides to throw a tantrum. What do you do?
Jodi Seligson, a therapist from Totally Sense-Sational told Good Day how. Totally Sense-Sational treats children with developmental disabilities, from the very minimal to the very severe. According to Jodi, the strategies learned from working with kids at Totally Sense-Sational have a lot of applications to working with kids at home. Jodi had some tips for FOX 29's Jenn Fred.
The two worse thing to do for a temper tantrum, according to Jodi, is to panic and use too many words. That frustrates the child more and makes the child go crazy.
The secret, according to Jodi, is deep pressure. Give some nice pushes to the top of the head. Apply some deep pressure down the arms. It calms the child to give the child a massage or a bear hug. Also, Jodi recommends planning ahead. In other words, if you know that one of your kids might throw a tantrum at a classical music concert, you give your kid some deep pressure before the event even starts.