Does your little one constantly have "big feelings" with you, their peers, or their siblings that make you have big feelings of your own? Here's how to make everyone's big feelings a little bit smaller.
Does it seem like all of your arguments with your kids end in tears and slamming doors rather than solutions? We can't rid our lives of disagreements and conflicts with our little ones, but we can "fight" constructively, aka, with the gloves on.
Blaire and Molly discuss:
Waiting until everyone's big feelings have subsided a little is key to making progress in conflict resolution. Then it's time to give your child the tools to describe their feelings, as they likely have very little practice doing so thus far.
Juliann Garey for Child Mind Institute: "Teaching Kids How to Deal With Conflict"
Katie Hurley for PBS Kids for Parents: "5 Strategies to Help Kids Resolve Conflict"
Child Mind Institute: "Complete Guide to Managing Behavior Problems"
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