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Marriage & Couples Counseling Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl.

Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon F. & Tampa Fl. is here to solve problems, Strengthen communication, Repair hurt and damage from betrayal and other offenses and Restore intimacy. Renew commitments, Revive and restore trust. Recognize the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of both  members of a relationship and expand the possibility for meeting these needs through deeper, more meaningful understanding involving listening and communication skills. Get the help you deserve for marriage & couples counseling at Affordable Counseling in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl.

Children with unruly behavior

Unruly or rowdy children can be very challenging to handle. It is, sometimes, next to impossible to discipline such children. Here are some very important tips on how to handle unruly children.
Set Clear Boundaries
Set clear boundaries at home and make your child understand that boundaries are supposed to be respected. Fix limits for your unruly child and let him/her know what exactly is expected out of him/her.
Earn The Respect Of Your Child
Be stern and firm on what you say and try to earn the respect of your child. Lack of respect will make your child question your authority and defeat the whole purpose of setting boundaries in the first place.
Carry Out Your Threats
Warnings and threats are to be carried out when it comes to disciplining unruly children. If you want to be taken seriously, do what you say and show your children that you mean it.
Understand Your Child’s Insecurities
At times, unruly behavior stems from the insecurities entrenched in a child’s mind. You need to understand the cause behind your kid’s behavior. If there are hidden insecurities, you need to talk it out with your child and give him/her the much needed comfort.

If you are having a hard time with your child and need parenting help call Star Point Counseling Center at 813-244-1251 to set an appointment to see one of our therapists so they can help you and your child get on the right track.

Recognize Mental Health Problems In Your Child.


Mental health problems in children are common, real, and treatable. Without treatment there is an increased risk in behavioral problems at school, decline in grades, suicide, trouble with the criminal justice system, and more. With the help of teachers and other caregivers, parents can identify these problems early on and can determine whether or not help should be sought out for the child. 

If you recognize the following signs, then professional help may be needed: 

  • Decline in school performance
  • Poor grades in spite of strong efforts
  • Constantly worried or feeling anxious
  • Repeated refusal to go to school or to take part in normal activities
  • Hyperactivity or fidgeting
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Persistent disobedience or aggression
  • Frequent temper tantrums
  • Depression, sadness or irritability

If you suspect a problem, or just have questions and concerns contact us to see a Mental Health professional. (813)244-1251

Taming The Tantrums.


When dealing with your child’s tantrum it can be very difficult to keep yourself from having a meltdown of your own. Every tantrum is a result of the child not getting what they want. They get frustrated when you don’t acknowledge their wants and needs. The question that every parent wants answered, “how do you tame the tantrums?”

Try these tricks that experts and other moms swear by!

  • Ignore it-  During a tantrum their emotions take over, overriding the frontal cortex of the brain, the area that makes decisions and judgments.Reasoning won’t help because that part of their brain is turned off. Nothing you try to do will work, it will only make things worse. So just ignore it, when they calm down then you can talk. 
  • Give them space- Let them get their anger and feelings out. Make sure there is nothing that they can harm themselves with in case the tantrum spirals out of control. They will get everything out and be able to calm down and regain control. 
  • Create a diversion- Children have pretty short attention spans, which makes it easy to divert their attention from a meltdown. When they are on the verge or already having a tantrum try getting them engaged and interested in something else. 
  • Get to the bottom of their frustration- For toddlers under 2 years old most of the tantrums come from frustrations of not being able to get their point across. Let them show you what they are frustrated about. Teaching them signs for things such as milk or tired can also work wonders.
  • Hugs- Hugs make kids feel secure and let them know that you care about them. Next time your child is freaking out, give them a big, firm hug without saying anything. It can really help them calm down. 
  • Incentives- As long as it is under your terms and ahead of time, give them an incentive to behave. If you are going to dinner, tell them if they behave they can watch a movie before bed. If a tantrum starts to occur remind them of that incentive. 
  • Get them out of there- Changing scenery helps change attitude. If they are having a tantrum at a restaurant, take them outside away from people and it will help them calm down faster.

Dealing with tantrums can be really frustrating and difficult. But by planning ahead, staying calm and applying these specific strategies, you can defuse them. And if the tantrum doesn’t quiet, try to ride it out.

Visit our website for information on how we can help you learn how to manage your child’s tantrums!

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