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Helping kids manage BIG emotions

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There are lots of things that happen that can upset our children. Losing a race, experiencing some rejection or not having their best friend in their class at school can be upsetting, but not catastrophic.  Kids can sometimes make these issues seem bigger than they are and their emotional response doesn’t match the situation.    They also know the buttons to press with parents, and we can easily escalate our response to match our child’s.  Suddenly, “this is the worst thing ever” that a child talks about can seem like “the worst thing ever” in our eyes too. Our behaviour starts to mimic our child’s behaviour.   If we want our children to handle BIG emotions we need to rein in our emotions too. We want our children to mimic our response when they experience problems or difficulties at school.   Star...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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