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Be Ready For Transitions

Transitions are always hotspots. Transitions include anything from moving from the car to the house, leaving preferred places, ending preferred activities. Try and do a quick analysis of the regular transitions you need to make with your toddler and be prepared for the ones you know are hotspots.

Prevention is always the best strategy. If you are aware of your toddler’s triggers and the contexts in which they occur, you will be one step ahead.  A five -minute countdown to finish a preferred activity can also help stave off a tantrum, this will help prepare them for moving on the next activity. Show them five fingers at the start of the countdown, and alert them to each minute passing using the commensurate number of fingers.