Parenting--Toddlers/Infants/Pre-Schoolers/my three year old gets frustrated easily

Advertisement


Laurie wrote at 2013-03-05 20:18:43
James. I am having the same problem and I really appreciate this input my daughter is extremely smart but when I try to help her learn how to click and drag stuff with a mouse she gets super angry and cries or hits stuff. Or she just ignores me. Using a mouse isn't a high priority with me but I see it as a challange and don't want her to give up on challanges so easily. I'll definitely immediately put your methods into effect right away. I told the story hoping that if there were anymore suggestions on how to help her cope with frustration Is be extremely grateful.


Parenting--Toddlers/Infants/Pre-Schoolers

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


James Windell

Expertise

I can answer questions related to normal child development, disturbed behavior and how to provide appropriate guidance and discipline.

Experience

I've been a clinical psychologist in a juvenile court, worked in school settings, been a child psychotherapist in a private psychiatric clinic and consulted with schools, courts, hospitals and daycare centers.

Organizations
American Psychological Association
Michigan Psychological Association

Publications
I have been a columnist with the Oakland Press (Oakland County, MI) for 21 years writing a weekly column called Coping With Kids, which is also published weekly in the Staten Island Advance. I have been a mental health columnist with the Detroit Free Press and a columnist for Working Mother Magazine. In addition, I have published articles in professional journals. I have published 16 books, among them are "8 Weeks to a Well-Behaved Child" (IDG Books), "Discipline: A Sourcebook of 50 Failsafe Techniques for Parents" (IDG Books); "Children Who Say No When You Want Them to Say Yes" (IDG Books), "What You Need to Know About Ritalin" (Bantam Books) "6 Steps to an Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers" (John Wiley & Sons), "The Fatherstyle Advantage" (Stewart, Tabori & Chang) and "Defusing High Conflict Divorce" (Impact Publishers). My latest parenting book (2012) is "The Everything Child Psychology and Development Book." Articles about my work with parents has appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Sun Times, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. My website at Jimwindell.com includes more information about me, my books and includes many columns I've written.

Education/Credentials
B.A. in Psychology from Wayne State University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Oakland University

Awards and Honors
Best Educational Program by Juvenile and Family Court Judges Association (National award for the development of a parent training program for parents of delinquent teenagers. Beth Clark Service Award from the Michigan Psychological Association.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.