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Dealing with Your Foster Child’s Tantrums

Some ways to help you deal with your foster child’s tantrums

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Sometimes your foster kids can embarrass you in front of a crowd by throwing a tantrum. For instance, he or she wants a particular toy or candy and you cannot get it for any reason, he or she may start screaming and rolling on the floor. This scene can make you embarrassed in front of onlookers and your relatives. Indeed, there may be some other worse scenarios too and this article will help you deal with your child’s tantrums effectively.

Read the complete article to learn how to deal with your child’s tantrums!

How to Deal with Your Foster Child’s Tantrums – Control Your Emotions

Operating in anger can indicate a loss of control. When your child sees that you lose control from his actions, it may be an indicator that he can do the same thing over and over again to solicit that response. In anger, things can be done and words can be said that will make the situation worse than it actually is. If a child is expressing anger via a tantrum, it is not beneficial to react off of your own anger, but rather respond in a calm way. When you show that you are able to maintain control and composure, you will be well on your way to quenching the tantrum.

How to Deal with Your Foster Child’s Tantrums – Don’t Give In

It is imperative that you do not give in to the tantrum. If you give in during this time, the child can interpret that as a method to use when he wants something or needs attention. Entertaining the tantrum can tell him if he truly wants something, he can conduct himself in that particular manner to obtain it. Standing firm can also open a great door to a dialogue, so it is a much better alternative.

How to Deal with Your Foster Child’s Tantrums – Communicate Effectively

An old adage says “communication is key.” The child in your care has experienced a very traumatic past and he may have not dealt with a variety of overwhelming experiences in his life. Get him to openly and effectively communicate to you what he needs and why he needs it. It could as simple as him knowing you will be there for him. Sometimes all he needs to know is that he can feel secure in your care.

Author: Salendria Mabrey

The complete article can be accessed via the following link:

http://foster-adoptive-kinship-family-services-nj.org/how-to-deal-with-your-foster-childs-tantrums/

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Posted on 3 June 2016

Posted in Becoming a foster carer / Foster Caring

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