Updated: Jul 24
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.