Today is my first quick video tip on how to stop situations from escalating into a big deal.
So, before you watch this video I need you to promise the following things:
- You will not tell me I sound like a man.
- You will not tell me how awful my accent is.
- You will not tell me how annoying it is that I kept waving my hands and hitting the table. I will get better!
As a rolling snowball gets larger and larger, so do emotionally charged situations. Children are passionate emotional creatures and if we can help stop their tantrums, arguments, and full blown meltdowns from reaching epic proportions we’ll train them to respond to their emotions properly.
I’m not a fan of ignoring emotions, but emotions are not good masters. They help reveal to you what’s going on inside of you, but they will also lead you straight into unwise, stupid, and even dangerous situations. Today’s video is all about giving you 3 tools to help “break into the moment.” By breaking into the moment you are helping train your children to evaluate the situation and their emotions without being ruled by it.
Here are some posts I’ve written relating to emotion:
- Tell me how you really feel
- Contagious meltdowns
- 5 ways to get through tough phases with toddlers and preschoolers
- Are you afraid to make your children angry?
- What to do when children act like they don’t like you
- Responding to siblings fighting
- The happy cycle
- Can I get mad at my kids?
So tell me… do you have a foolproof way you can break into the moment?