This is the second of a series of blog posts by Hannah Morrison. Hannah is a behavior therapist and former nanny who has presented at Stanford Park Nannies’ Nanny Up training series.
Now that we’ve covered setting the foundations to a emotionally healthy life, we can talk about how to deal with emotions (especially big ones) in the moment.
When children have BIG emotions, they usually cry, yell, hit, or get very quiet. Each child reacts differently depending on the emotions he/she is feeling. How to best respond to your child will depend on what’s going on and the child’s preferences and personality.
The following are key tips for when your child is experiencing BIG emotions:
Ask yourself, “What needs are not being met?”
Attached is a printout for coping skills that can help with calming techniques!
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