How to help kids manage their emotions is one of the biggest concerns among parents who reach out to me. One mom recently told me that she was dealing with a massive emotional explosion at least every hour, and she is not alone.
As a mom of five, I have been dealing with my kids’ BIG emotions for over two decades. Some of them are HIGHLY emotional, and others are naturally more relaxed. In my family, the emotional kids outnumber the rational ones, so I know how exhausting it is to deal with frequent outbursts. And, let me tell you, frequent has been an understatement when referring to emotional outbursts during certain stages of my parenting journey.
There are many parenting experts who go to great extents to help parents uncover the why behind their
Instead of attempting to decode emotional outbursts, I focus on common sense. And common sense tells me that expressing powerful emotions at any time or in any place is not appropriate, no matter your age. Learning to manage emotions is a vital life skill, and we are tackling that in this episode.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Kids are born with different temperaments, and some are more prone to expressing their emotions in an explosive way. This does not mean there is something wrong with them.
- Why it is essential for parents to teach their kids to learn to control their emotions
- A step-by-step approach to handle tantrums from toddlers and young children
- How to modify that approach for kids ages 5-11
- How to handle emotional explosions from your teens in a way that preserves your relationship with them
BOOKS WE MENTION:
- The Child Whisperer, by Carol Tuttle
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