temper tantrums.

Jeremy is 2.5 years old. His mother states that she is having a difficult time with him. She says that he has frequent temper tantrums. The last one happened when she took him with her to the store. After a few minutes of being at the store, Jeremy asked for a new toy. When his mother told him that she couldn’t buy the new truck today, Jeremy started to protest, cry, and kick his feet. Jeremy’s mother states that she was so embarrassed she “could have died.”

  1. What information can you give Jeremy’s mother to help her understand the cause of temper tantrums?
  2. How would you advise Jeremy’s mother to handle Jeremy when he gets out of control?
  3. At which stage of cognitive development is Jeremy?
  4. How would you teach Jeremy right from wrong? 
 

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