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Tantrums, Meltdowns & Showdowns: Emotional Regulation Strategies for Children & Adolescents with ADHD, ODD, ASD and Resistant Behaviors

Working with parents around children and adolescent behaviors can be challenging. Parents ask,    

  • “Why can’t s/he just listen?”
  • “Why is there always a power struggle?”
  • “What can’t my kid just behave? “
  • “I lose it all the time myself, I feel inadequate.”
  • “We’ve tried everything; nothing works for us.”

The problem is that parents and authority figures often respond to kids in the same mode.

  • “How many times have I told you?”
  • “If you don’t….You’ll be grounded!”
  • “That’s the last straw- I’ve had it. Go to your room!”

This type of communication will inflame most kids and especially kids that have ADHD, ODD, ASD and other resistant behaviors. Join Susan Epstein, LCSW, child behavior expert and author of the bestselling book, Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging Children & Adolescents, and learn how to use mindfulness to reduce and even eliminate tantrums, meltdowns and showdowns. Discover creative strategies to help children transition from one activity to the next. You will leave this seminar with specific strategies to block negative behaviors and increase the positive behaviors without meltdowns or showdowns.


Product Details
Add, ADHD, ASD, and others
Susan Epstein, LCSW, Parenting Coach
1 Hour 27 Minutes
Media Type:
Digital Recordings



This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Teachers/Educators, and other Helping Professionals that work with children


  • State the difference between a “stop behavior and a start behavior”
  • Summarize 10 essential skills for diffusing tantrums, meltdowns and shutdowns in children.
  • Implement 3 tools to develop trust and motivation, while avoiding the pitfalls of power struggles and disengagement.
  • Identify simple, easy interventions to engage even the most resistant behavior


Why Do They Lose It?

  • Physical and Emotional Challenges
  • Transitions
  • Stop Behaviors
  • Start Behaviors

Power Struggles: Non-Engagement & Blocking Strategies for ADHD, ODD, ASD & Resistant Behaviors

  • Why time outs don’t work
  • Mindfulness: How to Diffuse through Validation and Repetition
  • How to Block Disrespectful & Negative Verbal & Non Verbal Behaviors

Visual Aids for Start & Stop Behaviors

  • Using templates to communicate
  • Transitions Made Fun
  • Non verbal techniques to express feelings
  • 3 x 5 cards for Tantrum Busting

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