Pstti techniques of handling children with emotional outbursts
Preschool classroom discipline can be a challenge
for even the most patient teacher.
At the preschool age, many students are just
learning about right and wrong, which means that a
student often doesn't realize that what he/she is
doing is wrong.
A sudden outpour of emotions or feelings is called
an emotional outburst.
Emotional outbursts, often called temper tantrums,
are unavoidable in preschool children.
The preschooler gets overwhelmed by his/her
feelings and needs you there to help him/her gain
Short, Simple, Clear Rules
Developmentally, preschoolers are not ready
for long sentences or big words.
Preschoolers need an equally clear
understanding of consequences.
Put Preschoolers in a position to
Plan daily lessons and activities that fit the
children's developmental needs and attention
Responses to Aggressive Behavior
Aggressive behavior is never acceptable.
Preschoolers must learn to use words to solve
conflicts rather than aggressive actions
Try and reward and praise good
behavior to reinforce it.
Avoid power struggles.
Pay positive attention to your child.
Allow the child to see the natural
consequences of bad behavior.
Distract the child
• Let’s see who can count from 1-10 very fast.
• Start singing a nursery rhyme and encourage the
child to join in.
• Start a new activity.
• Thinking corner.
• Restriction of activities.
Hold children having harmful or ragetype tantrums.
• If your child is totally out of control and screaming
wildly, consider holding him.
• Take your child in your arms, tell him you know he is
angry, and offer him your sense of control
• Some children won’t want you to comfort them. Hold
your child only if it helps.
Support and help children having
frustration- or fatigue-related tantrums.
• Children often have temper tantrums when they are
frustrated with themselves.
• At these times your child needs encouragement and
a parent/teacher who listens.
• Hunger can contribute to temper tantrums.
• Temper tantrums also increase during sickness.
Be positive around your students.
Reduce problem behavior by keeping children
near socially responsible peers. This will help
increase positive interaction between students and
decrease problem behavior.
Use physical positive reinforcers to help increase
desired classroom behavior. Common physical
rewards are healthy snacks, stickers or toys.
Give internal rewards to promote positive behavior.
Establish a class routine early and practice it over
and over again.
Be Patient around preschoolers.
There is a huge difference between punishing and
disciplining the child.
Frequent punishments can leave a bad impact on
child’s mind. Punishing child, yelling at child and
hitting the child can hamper his or her
Positive reinforcements have a much better effect
on a child’s behavior than punishments.
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