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Identify The Trigger
Is there a particular situation, experience, time of day, toy, person, game, TV show etc that happens either before or after the tantrum?
If you are unsure, monitor your child’s tantrums over a few days. Write down what happens immediately before and after the tantrum occurs.
Once you have worked out if something is prompting (“triggering”) the tantrum, it will be easier to work out what strategy could work to reduce the recurrence of future tantrums.
Slavin, R. (2005). Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice 8th Edition. Boston: Pearson Education Inc.
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