If kids get the sense that you understand what they are feeling and that their emotion is accepted (you’re not upset that they’re feeling angry because they didn’t get the snack they wanted.) then they will feel like you’re on their team. Kids are a lot more willing to talk about different ways to communicate or handle anger if its coming from someone who they feel is on their team. I also like how when I can remain in control and calm I can communicate that I cannot be manipulated by tantrums. As my child calms down then we can talk and discuss better ways to express anger or disappointment.
Anger and Tantrums
Teaching our children how to deal with anger and helping them manage meltdowns is one of our toughest jobs. Find some tips before your mini volcano erupts so that you can prevent your own mommy eruption!