Handling Challenging Behaviors in Child Care

Child Care September 14, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Girl pouting

Sometimes children in child care have difficult days. They may cry, scream, bite, throw things, or act out in other ways that are very challenging to child care providers. Luckily, there are many different ways to handle these challenging behaviors. The following articles suggest some ways to deal with behaviors such as biting, crying, temper tantrums, and rivalry between children that may frustrate both you and the children's families.

Biting

Anger and Frustration

Crying

For more information to help child care providers guide children's behavior, check out the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care section on Guidance and Discipline in Child Care.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.