How to stay calm when your child is not

Photo: Kristina Paukshtite

We’ve all been there- its 10 am and your child has their 3rd meltdown of the day. You haven’t even had your breakfast yet. WHY!!???



The best thing that you can do for yourself and your family during these situations is to stay calm. Or as I say to our preschooler, be like a jellyfish and float. Go with the flow of the waves.



Easier said than done, right? Here is a list of strategies you can use to help de-escalate your own emotions so that you can stay calm when your child is not.



Be proactive:
In the moment:


After
When you practice gratitude consistently, you are going to feel a greater sense of calm and contentment throughout your life- I promise.

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