Ask Ellen: How to Respond to Your Child’s Big Emotions
During challenging times, it’s normal for families to feel overwhelmed and anxious. But kids don’t always have the necessary skills to cope with those emotions, and this can sometimes lead to tantrums and meltdowns. What can parents do in these situations?
In our latest Ask Ellen Q&A, child psychologist Dr. Ellen Braaten took questions directly from parents, caregivers, and teachers. Tune in to learn how you can help your child regulate their emotions while managing your own.
- What If My Child Has Tantrums? (MGH Clay Center)
- Surviving Tantrums With Toddlers – Shrinking It Down (MGH Clay Center)
- Anger Management: How to Help You and Your Kids Stay in Control (MGH Clay Center)
- Managing Meltdowns During This Time of Crisis (Understood)
- How Can We Help Kids With Self-Regulation? (Child Mind Institute)
- Could Screen-Free Week Backfire? Finding The Middle Ground (MGH Clay Center)
- Giving a 2-Year-Old a 15-Minute Time-Out (MGH Clay Center)
- How to Help Kids Cope With Situational Anxiety (MGH Clay Center)
- What if My Child has Oppositional Defiant Disorder? (MGH Clay Center)
- What Is Conduct Disorder? (MGH Clay Center)
Episode produced by Joshua Eng
Music by Dr. Gene Beresin
Special thanks to Monique Costa, Mass General Social Media Manager, and the Mass General Marketing Department
We are deeply grateful to Lavinia Clay and the Clay Center Advisory Council for supporting our Ask Ellen Q&A series. Their steadfast commitment to the Clay Center’s mission makes our work possible.
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