I have a little girl in my class, who when she's in a good mood is sweet, funny, helpful and crazy smart. Unfortunately it doesn't take to set her off (redirection, someone hurting her feelings) and she starts to cry. I'm not talking about sitting in the corner crying, I'm talking SCREAMING and crying. This week its gotten worse- I'm talking full out temper tantrum - infant style! Today a friend took a block from her and she took a swing at him and as a result I told her she needed to leave the block area. This turned into, screaming, crying, shoes off, snapping at anyone who came near her. I know this little girl has been there a lot family wise and I try to be sensitive to that and I notice that her self soothing skills are nearly non existant. We've been working on calming down when I set with her and count to 5 and when I say 5 she has to stop crying. This works, but at this time I was teaching my other 10 kids so I couldn't really stop for just 1. This "tantrum" took place in the library and it was really hard for my others to listen as she screamed,yelled and kicked her feet. My thought was to move her to the bathroom to move her away from the group and take the attention off her but she tried to kick me and when I went to help her she dropped her weight. Ouch! Any suggestions to help keep my kids focused and to help her?