Managing strong, negative emotions is surely much easier said than done. But it’s worth the effort, because the payoff is huge, for you and your child.
Here are 3 helpful guiding principles and strategies:
- Feelings are not right or wrong. It is what you do with your feelings that can be helpful or hurtful. What’s most important is that you tune in to and own your feelings.
- Having appropriate expectations is critical because the meaning you assign to your child’s behavior impacts how you manage your own emotions and reactions to the behavior at hand.
- What you do have control over is how you respond to your children’s actions, as this is what guides and shapes their behavior.
At Camelot, we are here to nurture your child to learn about their emotions and regulate their behaviours in relation with others.