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Tantrums, outbursts, and negotiations: Parenting kids with challenging behaviours

Children can behave in challenging ways at many different stages of life. From tantrums and angry outbursts, to disruptive behaviour and constant negotiations, managing difficult behaviour is often a part of parenting and caregiving. Where You Are hosts Bryn and Char speak with Jeremy, dad of 2, and Dr. Janet Mah about why challenging behaviours show up. They also share strategies to support your kids both before big behaviours occur and during moments when things are escalated.  Learn how these approaches can help you to continue building a positive relationship with your child.


Transcript can be found here.



Kelty Website: My child has outbursts of anger and aggression, what do I do?

Kelty's Recommended Resources: Behavioural Challenges

Confident Parent Thriving  This program helps BC parents and caregivers support their children aged 3-12 to manage either anxiety or behaviour challenges, through phone-based coaching. The program includes the We Are indigenous: Big Worries/Fears program, a resource to support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit families across BC whose children are struggling with the experience of big worries/fears.

Rolling with  A free, eight module series that covers practical tools and strategies for caregivers of children with ADHD. This series has been adapted from the long standing program at BC Children's Hospital.

Book: The Whole Brain Child, Daniel Siegel

Book: The Incredible Years: A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 3-8 Years, Carolyn Webster-Stratton

Guest bios
Jeremy Hardern

Jeremy is a husband, father of two small children, and leadership team coach. Jeremy’s family has benefitted from support and education around dealing anxiety, strong-will and sensory issues in children.

Dr. Janet Mah
Registered Psychologist

Dr. Mah is a registered psychologist in the Outpatient Mental Health department of BC Children's Hospital. She provides clinical service and conducts research on parenting approaches for behavioural and emotional regulation difficulties in children. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia.

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