Posts tagged "meltdowns"
One of the main techniques we love using to help little kids calm down during a temper tantrum is taking 3 to 5 deep breaths.
Deep breathing has shown to help with self-regulation, anxiety, stress, concentration and overall changing our emotional state. However, it can sometimes be tricky to teach deep breathing to little children.
Here are a few ideas we love:
Often times when little kids have an emotional outburst, they are unable to express themselves verbally. We can ask them what happened and how we can make them feel better... and all we get back is more screaming and tears.
Here's how we get them to express themselves with Tantrum Fix:
Today, we are bringing 7 strategies to prevent and control tantrums on the go. (Target run gone bad, anybody?) Read up!
Nighttime read-aloud is a wonderful time to connect with your child and to gently teach him/her about their big emotions, why they happen and what to do next time they feel very upset.
Night time is also a great time to get them to verbalize how they feel and to "digest" how their day went and what we are learning.