This free printable emotional tool is set to help pinpoint what is going on in this moment with you child, and has tips and suggestions for how to "get back to the green", which is the "cool, calm, and relaxed" category. This was designed for children with Autism (and looks to be a wonderful tool!), but when I looked at it I saw a much broader spectrum. My child is a run-of-the-mill kid-o who like ALL children has temper tantrums from time-to-time. I have a niece who has been diagnosed with ADHD, I am making a print out for her parents when I get done here.
I think that maybe if we concentrate more on how to get calmed down than by doing what my parents did (which was to get madder than me when I was being having a fit) and making things much worse often times, just maybe we can get EVERYONE back-to-the-green! :)
(There is also an option for downloading in BOARDMAKER so that you can edit the chart to meet the individual needs of your child.)
CONTRIBUTOR: -Stephanie Corchado-C. of LIFEINENGSPANOL.BLOGSPOT.COM