Updated: Jul 24, 2021

When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos. (L.R. Knost)

When my child has a meltdown, I can:

  • Help her name the feeling she is feeling - anger, sadness, frustration, helplessness…

  • Talk to her about the reason this is happening - because: you are tired / hungry / wanted to have a second ice-cream / stay at the playground etc.

  • Give her empathy - I see you, feel your pain, am in there with you, you are loved at all times.

  • Show her she is safe and it’s ok to have negative emotions - I trust you to get through them.


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