GPS Parent Series speaker to discuss solutions for meltdowns and tantrums

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present “Parenting Your Young Child Through Tantrums, Misbehavior and Meltdowns” with pediatric psychologist Ann-Louise Lockhart at noon and 7 p.m. via Zoom. Go to for further information and the links to these webinars.

What should adults do when a young child feels upset, disappointed or frustrated? How can meltdowns and tantrums be avoided? Lockhart says that giving in, overreacting, nagging or punishing can prolong the problem. She will share solutions and takeaways for caregivers.

Participants will learn the difference between meltdowns and tantrums and how best to respond. Lockhart will explain how adults can regulate their emotions and offer a plan of action to help children manage their emotions. She also will provide helpful scripts to use in everyday interactions with children.

Continuing professional development units are available.

Lockhart is president of A New Day Pediatric Psychology practice. She is a sought-after presenter, helping families better understand and connect with their children.

To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, contact Gilda Ross, student and community projects coordinator, at or (630) 942-7668.

Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, Duly Health and Care, DuPage Regional Office of Education, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kids Matter, Kiwanis Clubs, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, and Webb-Hutter Family Fund of DuPage Foundation.

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