"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
By having a calm conversation, parents are teaching their children self-control. Expressing anxiety is contagious—and so is calm. Remaining calm sets an example for your children and this skill will have a positive effect on all of their future relationships. Even as an adult, do you like it when someone yells at you? The reality is yelling doesn't make anyone hear you any better. In fact, it’s intimidating, threatening and can cause you to tune them out. #quote
How to Have “The Talk” with Your Kids: A Step By Step Plan Every Parent Needs