Friday, June 12, 2009

Does A Child Throw A Temper Tantrum If Nobody Is Around To See It?

It is hard to explain my job as a pediatric speech therapist. Many times I have to deal with behavior issues before any other work can take place. Although I didn't take this video, I spent the afternoon with a young man who could have starred in it. I was trying to tell the Mom that if the child gets everything he wants or needs just by screaming/crying/tantrumming, there isn't much motivation to talk! If he can turn the crying on and off like this, he isn't hurt or sick, he is playing you. Never underestimate those toddlers, they are very smart!

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