Challenging Behavior COVID-19

Challenging Behavior & COVID-19 [Webinar]

In this webinar, we chat with Tessa Brock, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Endorsed Level III (IMH-E III), about navigating challenging behavior as we learn to live with COVID-19. This session is a must-watch if you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or just looking for new trauma-informed strategies.

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🎓 Certificate Instructions

To receive your certificate, you will need to watch the whole recorded session on WebinarJam. The certificate is shared at the end of the session at the bottom of the chat bar. You can download the PDF, fill out your name and center name in the blanks and you’re done!

🔍 Key Takeaways from Tessa Brock

  • We’ve all in the same storm, but on different boats. Every person’s experience through the COVID-19 pandemic has it’s own set of challenges. That’s totally fine!
  • Challenging behavior does not define a child – When a child acts out, it does not define who they are. It’s just that they’re going through an uncomfortable experience and having an emotional reaction.
  • Control what you can – YOU! – We can control how we react to a situation that is outside of our control. This does not mean that you have to be perfect! Practice self-awareness and own your reactions.
  • Early educators are heroes – Working with young children and families offers ECEs the unique opportunity to have a direct impact. Remember to be present, be silly, and have fun!

🌟 Audience shoutouts

Special shout out to every single person who has taken the time to show up to this session (live or recorded!). We also want to extend our thoughts and good vibes to anyone who has experience loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rita Ross 
Trauma informed to me means always understanding that my behaviour must be modified to help the individual who may not be able to help themselves because of situations and experiences that are not in their control. Every crayon box is not the same and depending on how you hold the crayon you get a different result. We get a different result with every experience and with different individuals. Never have expectations just treat children as individuals.

Angie Nguyen
The best medicine just to be stupid and laugh!

Andrea Snyder
I worked with [children with challenging behavior] for years, they became my heroes. No matter how bad their night was, they got up and came to school.


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Carmen Choi

Carmen is the Marketing Coordinator and Preschool Podcast Manager on the HiMama team. She's been working with childcare business owners and consultants for 3 years. She is passionate making connections that empower the ECE Community through knowledge-sharing to support better outcomes for children, their families, and society!

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