Read through the following scenario and describe the actions an educator should take to effectively manage the situation. Note, Lilly’s mother is telling her story directly to an educator.
“Our family lives with constant stress. Lilly is now five but she still behaves like a typical two-year-old. She is prone to tantrums if she doesn’t get her own way. She screams a lot and when she is angry she throws things – food, toys, plates, whatever is at hand.
My other children are very tolerant and protective of Lilly, but I know that sometimes they would just like to have a day without Lilly screaming and throwing tantrums. I constantly feel guilty that I don’t spend enough quality time with my other children and my partner. We lurch through each day, going from one mini-crisis to the next. I’m ashamed to say it, but there are times when I wish that Lilly had never been born ...”
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