Here are some tips for helping your child calm down when they're feeling upset.
– Validate their feelings. Let them know that it's okay to feel upset.
– Listen to them. Don't try to fix the problem or give them advice until they've had a chance to express themselves.
– Offer comfort. A hug, a warm blanket, or a gentle touch can be helpful.
– Help them calm down physically. Suggest some deep breathing exercises or other relaxation techniques.
– Give them a break. If they need some time to cool off, let them go to their room or another quiet space.
– Stay calm. It's important to stay calm and collected, even if your child is losing it.
– Avoid giving in to their demands. This will only teach them that tantrums are a way to get what they want.
“Take a moment out of the day to enjoy what's on your plate.”