When we yell at our child during heated moments, we've lost an opportunity to teach him a better way. Don't let that opportunity slip your fingers. Stay calm. Help your child calm down. Say, "Right now your engine is all revved up. Let's take some deep breaths together to help you calm down," or, "You're angry, let's run in place until your anger is gone," or "How can I help you shrink your anger down so we can solve this problem?"
A simple bedtime trick! "When we were kids growing up,our bedtime was always at 8, but if we were in bed by 7:30, we could stay up reading until 8:30. It not only taught us that reading was a reward and not a punishment, but it also got us in bed earlier – extra bonus points for mom!"
How best to handle a child with a temper ... hint, hint: it's not yelling back at them yet isn't that often the way many parents respond, simply out of frustration? Here are peaceful ways to cope and feel good about your parenting at the end of the day. What would you add here?
We Will Get Along by Karen M. from Castro Valley, CA, who sent in this photo of her new parenting tactic. This shirt is a brilliant idea! Even if it’s only half working. via The Ellen Degeneres Show #Parenting #Tshirt