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Homework time: Reacting to upset kids

June 7, 2015


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