Elevating Early Childhood

Managing Temper Tantrums in the Preschool Classroom

Dec. 5, 2022

Let me ask you this question. Have you ever had a child in your classroom get upset when they didn't get their own way? 

If your answer is “yes” (and I’m sure it is), then this episode is for you!

Why is that?

Simply because in it, I’ll be discussing why kids may throw fits when they don't get what they want, how to respond appropriately, and why “You get what you get and you don't throw a fit” is never the right answer.

And to make this even more interesting, I’ve invited a guest! His name is Ron Shuali, and he is simply brilliant

Ron is a speaker and the bestselling author of Breaking the Bullying Circle. He has expertise in the preschool through middle school arena, which is why he’s the perfect person to discuss this week’s subject with.

Are you ready?

Let’s dive in!


Key Takeaways:

Meet Ron! (00:00)

Where does the disappointment come from? (07:40)

Time to reframe your thinking (11:12)

How to get started (16:18)

Remember to take a breath (21:34)

How to connect with Ron (28:00)


Additional Resources:

- Got a burning question for Vanessa? Get your answer on the Elevating Early Childhood podcast here.

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Learn more about Ron’s work here.

- Follow Ron on YouTube here.


Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.

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