Post by mommabakes on Apr 22, 2017 13:30:11 GMT -5
G has insane emotions lately and I'm struggling. Everything is just amplified so much. How do you teach them how to deal with things easier? Example: if her brother tries to sit with her when she doesn't want him to, she will start telling and sobbing. Cannot handle this
I think it's this age. When DD gets like this DH tells her "control your emotions"...um hun she's 3. I try to let her know her emotions are justified but try and teacher how to calm herself. Taking deep breaths and taking a comfort item and going to her bed or somewhere she feels safe to calm down before she can come back to whatever activity was happening before she freaks out. I try to help her use her words more, but that's still tough for her.
Hey, ladies! I had some free time this afternoon and thought I'd see how you're all doing. Glad to see you all again! It is definitely the age. I've noticed with my kids that reading about emotions and talking about emotions really helps. I asked the children's librarian for suggestions on books, and she found a bunch for us. I've also talked about the emotions I'm feeling or how we think characters in books are feeling to help the kids get some language to talk about and understand their feelings. Of course, it isn't fool proof, and we still get our melt-downs over the most minute things, but I feel like it has helped.
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