Tantrums!: Managing Meltdowns in Public and Private

Author(s): Thomas W. Phelan, PhD


A straightforward approach to managing tantrums. Noting that of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, temper tantrums may be the most upsetting, this handbook arms confused and frustrated parents with simple, easy-to-follow directions on how to best manage the problem and guide kids appropriately. Readers will learn the three main causes of temper tantrums, the true power of the "10-Second Rule," the anatomy of a typical tantrum, and the chief problems with attempting to reason with or distract a child. A sound and effective tantrum-management plan is critical to the well being of everyone in the family, and this book details an effortless four-step process for marshalling tantrums as well as guidance on how to handle dreaded tantrums in public places, allowing parents to no longer fear tantrums and regain control of their own homes.


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"An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators." -- Booklist on 1-2-3 Magic "Pleasing layout, humorous cartoons, and spot-on examples, combined with its short length and affordable price, make this a must read for parents, especially those who fear they have bred a velociraptor. Also available as DVD and ebook." Booklist

Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a nationally renowned expert on child discipline and attention deficit disorder. He is the author of several books, including "1-2-3 Magic," "1-2-3 Magic for Teachers," "All About Attention Deficit Disorder," and "Surviving Your Adolescents." He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

General Fields

  • : 9781889140698
  • : Independent Publishers Group
  • : ebrandedbooks.com,US
  • : August 2014
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Thomas W. Phelan, PhD
  • : Paperback
  • : 649.1
  • : 96