Young children often react to their problems in ineffective ways. Some cry, tantrum, and yell, others hit, bite, and become destructive, and still others tattle or lie to their parents or teachers. These antisocial, but normal, responses do little to help children find satisfying solutions to their problems. In fact, they create new ones. Research shows that children continue to use these inappropriate strategies either because they have not been taught more appropriate ways to manage their emotions and to problem-solve and/or because, in the short term, their inappropriate strategies work to get what they want.