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How Cadey Supports Parents with Child Behavior Problems

Woman with her back to the camera talking to a young boy.

Anna Kroncke

Ph.D., NCSP

Last modified 19 Mar 2024

Published 06 Mar 2024

Research shows that parent training and parent coaching are the number one treatment for behavior challenges in childhood. Yet, when parents are concerned about meltdowns and temper tantrums in their kids, they often turn to play therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. These solutions are time-consuming and do not show great results. Therapies may be needed in some cases, but wellness starts at home.

What does work when children have meltdowns or tantrums? 

When parents know what to do at the moment, things can get better.  These strategies and tips are not rocket science, but they are based on research. At Cadey, parents learn about de-escalation techniques like getting on or below their child’s level. They learn what to say and what not to say in the moment.

What does in-the-moment mean?

The term “in-the-moment” refers to how parents respond during a tantrum or emotional outburst. This makes a huge difference in reducing tantrums and meltdowns. While teaching coping skills in advance and practicing positive self-talk are great ideas, parents’ reactions during the tantrum or meltdown matter. 

Why is this true? 

Children are learning every day from the interactions they have with their caregivers. Being able to model staying calm, saying the right words, and helping a child in tough emotional moments goes a long way.

How does Cadey help?

Parents need support now, and they need support in tough moments with what to say, what to do, and how to move forward in difficult situations. Parents need something quick, written, or spoken in layman’s terms. They need assessments they don’t have to wait months or years to access. They need education through courses, webinars, or articles on topics that are specific to their parenting concerns. 

Luckily, parents of kids whose employer offers Cadey are supported with the following deep resources.

  • Assessments for attention, emotions, and behavior to pinpoint areas of need and help parents prioritize goals
  • Courses and webinars on emotional regulation, impulsivity, and anxiety offering education and tangible strategies to ease struggles at home
  • Courses and handouts on securing school services like a Section 504 Plan to help children where they spend most of their time
  • In-the-moment tips for working on decreasing meltdowns at home, making smooth transitions in the morning and evening, and managing emotional needs
  • Education related to symptoms of anxiety, mood, autism, and ADHD in the form of research-based articles distilled for easy consumption, blogs, and checklists
  • Mental health and wellness support, including tips for stress management and mindfulness for kids and parents
  • And even more

Working parents can help their children today without spending money on therapy or taking time out of their work day to shuttle kids from appointment to appointment. Learn more about how Cadey can support parents of neurodiverse kids in your workforce today.

“This app is so helpful. There is so much information on the internet, and it gets overwhelming. It helps to have one organized, easy-to-use source of information that has experts behind it.”

Cadey member and parent of a neurodivergent child