young girl having a temper tantrum, for use with "Thriving with your spirited child" classes
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Learn how to effectively deal with a child's temper tantrums.

Thriving with Your Spirited Child

Do you have a spirited child?

Is your child: Intense? Persistent? Sensitive? Energetic? Perceptive? Cautious? Irregular? Serious?

The key word that distinguishes spirited children from other children is "more" - more intense, more persistent, more sensitive... and more uncomfortable with change. The spirited child can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and ineffective.

This workshop series helps parents and caregivers understand children's temperamental traits, identify cues leading up to challenging behavior, cope with tantrums and blow-ups when they do occur, and develop strategies for reducing or eliminating power struggles.

Learn about temperament - a child's first and most natural way of reacting to the world around him or her. Once parents understand the reasons behind the responses, they can learn to work with them to ease the hassles and teach new behaviors.

Workshop meets weekly for seven 2-hour sessions led by trained facilitators. Workshop is free and is held in locations throughout Tompkins County. Free childcare is often provided.

Visit our Events Calendar to find the dates of upcoming workshops. If you would like to be notified of future workshops,
call (607) 272-2292 to be added to the waitlist or submit a Parenting Workshop Waitlist Form.

Thriving With Your Spirited Child Flyer  (pdf)

Last updated March 2, 2021