Is it possible for your child to stop having meltdowns?
Yes it is!
Picture your child telling you they want the yellow cheese, not white.
The problem? You don't have any yellow cheese left in the house!
What happens next? Is it screaming and the stomping away?
Nope! Your child asks you to put the yellow cheese on your shopping list, then asks for an apple slice to eat instead!
What? This can't be your child?
Your precious angel expresses their opinions in a "louder" way!
For instance, the other day it was time for bed and your child is playing with their favorite blocks.
As you told her: "It's time to clean up and brush your teeth," you cringed because you knew that ear-piercing tantrum was going to start.
She screamed and cried as she melted into a ball, all because she didn't want to go to bed.
Why does she act this way?
You clean up every night and those blocks are there every morning when she wakes up. It's like she can't think rationally!
Children aren't born knowing how to manage their emotions. Instead, they loose control of these BIG feelings. But it doesn't have to be this way!
Your kids can calm down and tell you how they feel without having a tantrum first!
To prevent meltdowns, children need to learn how to:
Calm down on their own.
Communicate their feelings
How do we teach these skills to children?
There are a million parenting experts teaching a million different ways to teach your child how to calm down.
Maybe you have tried some of them but Johnny is still melting down in the middle of Target because he wants that $1 cookie.
Hi! My name is Jeana Kinne, an Early Childhood Specialist. I have a Masters Degree in Child Development and have worked for over 15 years with toddlers, preschoolers and their families.
As a Preschool Teacher, I know how frustrating it is when your little one boards the train to meltdown city! The screaming, throwing things and not listening makes us feel like we have lost control.
This is why I created the Soothing Sammy System! It teaches young children, ages 3 through 8, how to calm down and problem-solve, so 99% of tantrums can be avoided!
How Does Soothing Sammy Work?
Sammy teaches children how to calm down, communicate and problem solve in a way they understand, using a hands-on, engaging approach.
It doesn't just give you parenting strategies (which it does), but it actually teaches our children how to manage their own emotions!
The 3-Part Soothing Sammy System Includes:
The colorful photos and simple story is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children. Sammy, a golden retriever, shows his friends, how to calm down with sensory items he has in his home (such as using a washcloth to dampen their face, eating a crunchy snack and listening to a calming song, etc.)
2. Soothing Sammy Plush Dog (Golden Retriever)
Using the Sammy box he is shipped in, or an empty container, follow the directions in the back of the book to construct a "Sammy house" for this plush dog. Fill it with household items discussed in the children's book. When your child feels upset, redirect them to the Sammy to calm down (just like the kids in the book).
3. Emotions & Feelings Activity E-Book
These playful activities teach children the vocabulary needed to describe how they feel. All materials to complete these activities are typically found in at home (no need to buy more stuff to complete these activities). Bonus: these activities also teach simple academic concepts that prepare children for Kindergarten.
How does it work?
1. Read Sammy Story.
2. Build Sammy's House.
3. Complete the activities in the E-Book.
4. When your child is upset, show them the Sammy card so they remember to use Sammy to feel better and problem solve!
"Soothing Sammy is such a great idea! I've only had it about a week, but my daughter (3 year old) took to the method immediately. I also love the resources that complement it. The additional e-book goes above and beyond in helping your child understand emotions and how to properly express them. Great for EVERY family!"
- Michelle H.
This four-part Sammy system teaches kids how to respond to their emotions in a way they understand and remember.
Just like that time your daughter wanted to wear the yellow shorts, but those yellow shorts had juice spilled all over them and were in the laundry pile.
You take a step back as you wait for her flailing tantrum to start. Your heart starts to race. You don't want your kid to annoy your neighbors. If you could only get to her before she starts screaming!
You notice her "frustrated look" and try and reason with her (these green shorts are just as good as the yellow ones), but she sticks her tongue out at you and looks the other way.
Out of the corner of your eye you see the Sammy postcard (that came with the set) and think, "It's worth a try!"
You hold up the postcard and your child's eyes light up.
Immediately, she takes a deep breath and walks over to the Sammy house she built.
She remembers what she read in the Sammy story and uses the items in the box to calm down.
She gives the soft Sammy plush dog a big squeeze.
A few minutes later she is calm. You can tell that she is thinking.
Soon, she says: "Okay mom, if I can't wear them now, can I wear them when they are clean?"
Shocked, you say "YES!" and quietly thank Soothing Sammy for teaching your child how to calm down and problem-solve instead of tantrum!
No more screaming, no more melt downs...
EVERYONE NEEDS THIS SET!
"Parenting is hard work! Children do not come with instructions, so knowing how to handle their emotional needs is so hard. Thanks to Soothing Sammy, I am better equipped to help my children through their melt-downs and tantrums. Since grabbing this set I have not only seen a difference in my children, but a difference in how I handle them in the hard moments. I definitely recommend this set to every parent."
Why does Sammy work?
Imagine you're at the very end of your workday and you are late picking up your child from daycare.
Your boss hands you a file that needs IMMEDIATE attention and he won't take no for an answer.
Your heart starts to race because if you don't pick up Charlotte from daycare in 10 minutes, you will get stuck with the $25 late charge and that dreaded phone call from her annoyed teacher.
You scramble to call your mother-in-law to see if she can pick her up.
You want to scream, but you don't.
When your child has a meltdown, they are feeling the same way.
But .... you didn't yell and bite your boss.
Instead, you were able to come up with a solution. You found someone to pick up your child while sipping your green smoothie in hopes to calm your nerves.
So why is your child flailing on the floor?
Over your lifetime, you learned how to calm down!
Humans are not born with the skills to process our emotions properly.
Did you know that over 90 different emotions have been identified?
A 3 year old has between 300-500 words.
Should we expect our kids to identify and describe all of their feelings?
Ninety emotion words is one quarter of their total vocabulary!
And here is the other issue: the part of our brain in charge of problem solving (the prefrontal cortex) isn't fully developed until we are 25 years old!
Children are still learning how to manage their emotions, problem solve and communicate their feelings.
Teaching them simple calm down and problem solving skills is a must.
More importantly, we need to teach our young kids how to use these skills in a way they understand.
For only $34.95, your child can learn how to calm down without throwing a tantrum!
Yes, you heard that right!
For less then the cost of a casual meal out, Soothing Sammy will teach your child these important skills through hands-on, engaging activities.
You Now Have A Choice:
You can continue to live on the edge, waiting for your child to have their next tantrum.
Or put off saving money for your child's college education because you're investing thousands in a parenting coach (who your mother-in-law also complains about because she didn't need a parenting coach in her day).
Or you can buy Soothing Sammy right now, for less than the cost of a new outfit, a program that will teach your child calm down skills that will help them throughout their entire lives!
As a BONUS, your child will learn Kindergarten Readiness concepts while completing the Emotions and Feelings Activities!
What if your child could tell you why they feel upset instead of screaming and crying?
THEY LEARN SO FAST!
"We put together Sammy’s House and I’m so excited to have tools on hand and a plan for my boys when their emotions are out of control.As a matter of fact, just tonight, my 2 year old was getting upset because he was having a hard time climbing onto a chair and felt "stuck." My 6 year old ran over to him with the family photo from Sammy's house and said: "Here brother! Do you want to look at this picture and calm down?"I can already tell this program is going to be a hit!"
About the Author:
Jeana Kinne received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and has over 16 years of experience working in a variety of positions within the Early Childhood field.
She has worked as a Parent Educator, Preschool Director, and currently works with children with special needs.
Jeana's goal is to provide families with solutions to common parenting concerns.
Sammy, a golden retriever, was inspired by Jeana's sweet golden, Kona.