TIPS AND STRATEGIES
Sometimes as adults, we expect kids to understand their emotions and what to do with them. The truth is, like learning to talk, walk, count etc. understanding your emotions is something you have to learn.
As our kids become overwhelmed with emotions we need to coach them through and give them the skills to problem solve solutions. Kids don’t need us to give them the answers all the time but they do need our support.
BEHAVIOUR IS AN UNMET NEED
All kids have difficult behaviours. It’s important to understand that these behaviours are not simply to annoy us or to make our life difficult (no matter how much it feels like it), there will always be an unmet need that is underpinning the behaviour
RELAXATION AND CONTROLLED BREATHING
“when little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos” L.R Knost
Using a pinwheel to help teach controlled breathing.
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“Instead of asking “how do I deal with tantrums?’ or “how do I deal with aggression?” or “how do I deal with this sleep problem?” ask “how to help this little person whom I love?” That’s the best starting point for knowing how to help your unique child”