Does your child’s temper control them?


As a parent, it is hard to know what to do.

There is no easy answer to dealing with temper tantrums.  But there are ways to work with your child to tame that temper.  This work is hard, but in the moments of calm, training your child for when their temper flares can be a great place to start. And books are my favorite way to begin training.


What to do when Tempers Flare Book Kid Matters Counseling

One of my favorite books to help parents think about different options to help their child’s temper is the workbook:  “What to do When Your Temper Flares.” It’s a practical resource for parents and kids ages 6 and up to work through together. This workbook offers a helpful description of what a temper is and introduces ways to work with temper and change a child’s automatic responses.


Sam's Pet Temper - Kid Matters Counseling

Another great book that introduces the concept of temper is called “Sam’s Pet Temper.”  It is a great read for all ages.  The book playfully describes temper and is a great starting point to help kids understand what temper is and how it can affect different relationships you are in.

It’s always a good idea to have resources for dealing with emotions.  Whether you struggle with a child who has minor or major temper flares, these books can offer a helpful starting point to teach your kids about tantrums and connect with them during the process. You can do it! Keep up the great work, parents!

– Susan Stutzman, LCPC, RPT

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Susan Stutzman

Susan Stutzman

Owner | Child Therapist | LCPC, RPT

Parenting is hard! But you don’t have to do it alone. I work with children and parents to resolve emotional conflict, cultivate healing, and nurture hope.

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