Think about when your child gets upset. Never a happy moment for any parent, I’m sure. Sometimes, they get so worked up before you can even think to react – let alone react in the ‘proper’ way – and before you know it, they are beyond upset, and inconsolable and you have a knot in your stomach. Threats and/bribes ensue, and … things just spiral downwards from there. Not a finer parenting moment, right?
Let’s try this a different way. You have some work to do beforehand, though. Consider this a homework activity. For the next time your child gets upset, ask yourself this question: ‘How do I like to be treated when I am upset?’ Take a few minute