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Video: Tools for Parenting your 3- to 7-year-old from Dr. Laura Kastner

Tips for preventing tantrums, fostering emotional intelligence and more

Rory Graves

Published on: December 22, 2015


Q&A with Dr. Laura Kasnter, Ph.D , author of Getting to Calm, The Early Years: Cool-Headed Strategies for Raising Happy, Caring, and Independent Three- to Seven-Year-Olds and clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. 

Are you finding yourself losing your patience with your 3- to 7-year-old? Tired of tantrums? Wondering how you can give your child (and yourself) better tools for managing emotions? 

An expert in child development and brain science, Kastner describes how to nurture your child'semotional intelligence and cultivate his or her capacity to deal with their feelings and develop healthy ways of expressing and understaning them.

Topics covered in this video include:

  • Encouraging positive behavior
  • Preventing tantrums
  • How to deal with tantrums when they happen
  • Strengthening the bond
  • Teaching emotional intelligence
  • Having healthy boundaries with techonology and avoiding fights over screen time

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