"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...
Why Saying "Calm Down" To Your Kids Doesn't Actually Work - The Mommy View
10 Dark Parenting Truths We Never Talk About "As I set my baby down in his crib and cried my way out into the hallway, I thought of parents who had less support, less security. Less of an ability to stop, set the baby down and walk away. "There but for the grace of God go I," I thought."