10 Tips to Foster a Positive Body Image With Your Daughter

Let’s face it. It can be daunting trying to promote a positive body image when raising a daughter. It can get sticky and thorny and uncomfortable and all of the things that make parenting challenging! We want to say all of the right things and make sure we aren’t promoting negative behavior in our girls as they grow. Hopefully these 10 Tips to Foster a Positive Body Image With Your Daughter will help you navigate these treacherous waters! And as Dr Robyn Silverman found out, this can happen early! Just look at a conversation she recently had with her THREE-YEAR-OLD!

“Mommy; you have a big tushy!”

[Pause. This was one of those moments where I knew I could either mess up totally or help to set the positive body image values that I hold dear. Pause. Breathe. Smile.]

“Well of course I do! I couldn’t have your little ‘Tallie tushy’ on my big Mommy body! Then I couldn’t do all the things I love!”

“Like what?”

“Like…yoga, going for run or chasing after you!”

[I start to tickle her and we have a good laugh.]

“My body allows me to do all my favorite things. What does your body allow you to do?”

“Gahnastics!” She laughed. “And pwaying at the pak!”

“Yes! Out body allows us to do all of those things that we love.”

[I picked her up and we looked in the mirror.]

“Aren’t our bodies amazing? Aren’t WE amazing?”

“Yeah! We amazin’! I amazin’!”

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If only all of our conversations about positive body image could be handled with such grace, knowledge and love! What a great example of how to handle all of those questions and comments that can come out of the mouths of our little girls!

By letting them know that our bodies are how we handle all of the tasks that we face, it helps kids know that it should be something that is admired and respected, not feared or embarrassed about! We do all of our favorite activities with our body and it’s how we express all of the emotions that flow through our body day-in and day-out. We NEED these body and have to remember to incorporate how grateful we are for this amazing vehicle that we use to take us wherever we need to go.

Dr. Robyn Silverman shared 10 great tips that we can do everyday, in order to set a positive groundwork for our daughter’s body image. Take a look!

  1. Speak with Gratitude

Make sure your girls hear you talk about the great things your body allows you to do, instead of being frustrated with the way something looks.

2. Create a Fat-Talk-Free Zone

That’s right! Make sure there is an area in your home (maybe the dinner table?) where your child knows they can always be themselves and not worry about what they eat, how they look, or being caught up in the tendencies that so many young girls tend to do.

3. Acknowledge Hot Button Issues

Do you notice that your daughter tends to have more negative things to say about herself after reading a certain magazine? Is it when she hangs around certain people? How about you? What sets you off? Notice what the hot buttons are in your life, as well as hers, and make sure you make some changes to try to stop the negative behavior dead in its tracks!

4. Find People With a Positive Body Mindset

Are you spending too much time with people who are constantly complaining about their bodies? If you do, you may find that your mind tends to travel to those bad places as well. Which is going to be reflected around your daughter sooner or later. If it’s an important friendship, make sure you let that friend know you are trying to embrace a more healthy and positive lifestyle and language and the negative talk is hindering your own progress. Who knows… you may even make changes in the people around you, too!

5. Where is that Nagging Voice Coming From?

If you constantly hear that voice that’s telling you to lose weight, change the way you look, or do something about a body feature that you may feel self-conscious about, figure out where it’s coming from. Is it someone you hang out with now? Was it an old love? Your parents? By realizing where it came from, you can feel free to release it and know that you are moving towards a more positive place for you and your daughter.

6. Perfection? No Way

There is no such thing as being perfect, so stop trying! Let go of the unattainable and start embracing yourself for exactly who you are. You will show your daughter that no matter what, you are a gift and your body should be respected and taken care of!

7. Exercise for the Right Reasons

Make sure you are exercising to feel good, rather than to drastically change your appearance. Yes, changing the way you look may be an added benefit of starting a new exercise program, but it shouldn’t be the reason that we start. And make sure you’re doing something fun to show your daughter exercising isn’t something that should be dreaded!

8. Volunteer

It may seem odd that this tip would help instill a positive body image in our daughters, but when we help others in need, it tends to give us perspective. There are so many important things in life and people who struggle with life or death situations, that it makes our selfish negative body thoughts seem inadequate. Give your life a sense of purpose and your daughter will see how important it is, as well!

9. Be Kind To Yourself

Stop treating yourself to things after you reach a “goal”. Treat yourself to a new outfit now instead! Or go to lunch with a friend instead of hiding out at home. Enjoy a spa day! By showing your daughter that you deserve to be valued NOW because of who you are NOW, they will know they don’t have to hit any sort of milestone before they should feel good enough for anything!

10. Be a Positive Role Model

It may seem intuitive, given the fact that you are trying to instill a positive body image in your daughter, but it’s so important to remember that they watch, listen, and hear everything that you’re saying! Make sure they are repeating things that you want to hear them say!

What great advice and the tips from Dr. Robyn Silverman are sure to instill a more positive way of thinking in your home. By creating a habit of body positivity, girls are going to see the value of loving their own bodies and work hard towards accomplishing just that!

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7 Ways to Help Your Anxious Child

Do you have a child that tends to be nervous, scared and anxious when trying new things? If so, Dr. Robyn Silverman has 7 Ways to Help Your Anxious Child when they are facing times of stress!

If your child continually is asking questions about how they will get through an event without you, what they will do if they are scared, wanting you to accompany them to everything that is out of the norm, this is going to help get you through those tough conversations! It can be hard to watch our child experience these feelings, but it’s imperative to work with them on overcoming their anxiety. We want them to try constructive new things, and this is how you can help them!

  1. Watch The Time

Is your child really tired? It’s probably not the right time to have a conversation on their fears and anxieties. They can be tired after a full day of school, play, activities, etc., but you want to make sure you are having these conversations with them when they are fresh and focused! Let them know that their feelings are important and you want to talk to them about it, but they need to get a good night’s sleep first. Exhaustion will only make it harder!

2. Let your Child Know It’s Ultimately Their Decision

Make sure your kids know that they are in charge of their emotions and if they start feeling anxious or fearful about something, that they can tell that emotion that they are not going to let it control them! Make sure they know that they should feel a sense of ownership when it comes to their feelings and the choices that they make, based on those feelings!

3. Help Them Figure Out What Will Ease Their Anxiety.

What will help them get through an event that they are particularly anxious about? One example that Dr. Robyn Silverman had was to write a note to someone in charge at the event/sleepover/campout, or whatever your child is anxious about, letting them know that your child has a question. But… make sure that’s as far as you go! Your child can then ask the question, based on what will make them feel more comfortable. It sends a message to them that you won’t do it for them, and that you believe in them enough that they can handle the situation on their own. It’s important for kids to speak up for themselves, even if they are using a small reminder (like your note). Make them more empowered!

4. Have Your Child Write Down Their Questions They Want to Ask

Your child may have lots of questions about this new experience that they may have, but are afraid to ask. But if you work with them on writing down all of the questions, it helps them feel that they are going to be listened to and it will ease their fears to know that things may not be as scary as they thought. Help your child learn that they can ask questions, ease fears and gain knowledge that will help them be less anxious in the end!

5. Calm Yourself

OK, if your child is nervous and anxious, their is a decent chance it’s making you anxious, as well. Nobody likes to see their child struggle, no matter what! You may be worried about giving them the wrong advice, or having them struggle to enjoy the experience and want to quit. So don’t be afraid to call in reinforcements! If you need help caring for another child while you’re focusing on this big event, ask for help! Talk about your concerns with people you trust so your own fears don’t come out when talking to your child!

6. Preparation and Problem-Solving Is Part of the Experience

It can take time to get to the point of your child successfully conquering their fear and anxiety, so make sure you celebrate the small wins before that! Acknowledge your child’s bravery when tackling a small part of their anxiety. Are they scared about a sleepover? Congratulate them when they successfully make it through a short playdate during the day! Progress needs to be rewarded so your child knows that they are heading in the right direction!

7. Celebrate The Big Win

Whether they took a few small steps forward or they faced their fear 100% and came out great on the other side, it took courage for their little minds and hearts! Let them know how proud you are of them and encourage them to be proud of themselves! Believing in themselves is going to help them move forward when dealing with the items that make them anxious time and time again!

Dr. Robyn Silverman said that by working on giving our children the tools they need to empower themselves, they will be able to do more than they ever thought was possible! How great that they are on the brink of more courageous firsts that will be coming their way and you’ll know that they can get through them successfully!

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5 Tips for Dealing With a Strong-Willed Child

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No matter how much love you have for your little one, sometimes they can drain you when they are constantly refusing to follow direction or listen to what you have to say, as a parent. While this may make for a dynamic, inquisitive and sensitive chid, it can also mean they have a hard time handling those big emotions that they are so in-tune with. Can you say ‘headstrong’? These 5 Tips for Dealing With a Strong-Willed Child from Parenting From The Heart will help you parent those headstrong little beauties that you happen to call your children!

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Nobody expects perfect parenting. Life gets in the way and things constantly crop up on a daily basis. Sometimes, you really need to hit that RESET button and work on strategies that will help your strong-willed, sensitive child listen better. These 5 tips will get you started in the right direction.

  1. Figure Out Why They are Upset

What is the core reason they are so upset? Sometimes when they are absolutely at the end of their rope, it’s time to step back and make sure their basic needs have been met. Because if they haven’t, it might be something easy that you can handle that will get their day back on track! Parenting From The Heart had these suggestions to look at:

  • Have they gotten enough to eat?
  • Are they sleeping well?
  • Have you been present for them or are you constantly busy doing other things when they are there?
  • Are you listening to them? Make sure you ask them how they are feeling and help them work through feelings that they are experiencing.

2. Be Empathetic to Your Kids

It’s important to acknowledge when your kids are upset. Empathy is a great thing you can give you child to be more emotionally resilient. By working to re-word their feelings in terms that they can understand, it helps them label what they are feeling, which in turn, helps them move forward.

3. Be Consistent

We all know how well children can test the boundaries of their parents. They always want to see just how far they can take things! This is why it’s so important to be consistent in your discipline. If boundaries aren’t clear, they will always test them. They will push back and before you know it, things are getting worse instead of better. You’ll have to figure out how this will work in your family, but aim for one warning for infractions you deem necessary, with no warnings for things that may be more serious. Soon, you’ll see how your consistency is working to reign in that strong-willed child!

4. Be Present

If your child continues to have a problem with regulating themselves and their emotions, it’s time to give them your undivided attention. It may be the key that you need, so they can understand that they are truly being heard.

5. Get Outside

No matter the season, get outdoors! Fresh air and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly. After some time spent in the great outdoors, kids seem to have such a better time listening and doing the right thing more easily. It may be likely from burning up all of that energy playing and exploring the outdoor world, but ultimately, it can lead to better eating and sleeping. It’s a win-win and this will go hand-in-hand with #1!

If you’re looking for ways to improve behaviors of your little ones who may be more strong-willed than you’re comfortable with, these five tips should work positively on moving things in the right direction!

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5 Ways to Change Your Child’s Negative Behavior

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Do you wake up everyday on edge, not knowing what kind of mood your spirited child might be in? House Of Rose Blog has went through these same exact feelings and had SUCH helpful tips to help. These 5 Ways to Change Your Child’s Negative Behavior may just be the lifesaver you’ve been looking for!

House of Rose Blog talks about how she had to DRAG her little boy to PreK and how he wouldn’t cooperate. He would consistently ignore any kind of threat that they would lay down on him. Nothing seemed to work!

Then one day, it affected life at her son’s daycare. They had called her asking her to talk to her son over the phone. He refused to listen to anyone. His teachers were at a loss, he was kicking people and calling people names. And this poor mom’s heart sunk.

If you find yourself in helpless situations when it comes to your child’s behavior, know that you’re not alone! Parenting difficult children has happened since the world was created! You weren’t the first and you won’t be the last. But what can you do NOW to make the situation better?

These small, but impactful changes that House Of Rose Blog made really had a positive effect on helping to correct the behavior that she had finally had enough of. And after she began working with her son, she quickly realized there were two big issues that were affecting his behavior way more than she ever realized:

  1. Sleep – Some nights her son wasn’t falling asleep until midnight. Despite starting the daily bedtime routine hours earlier, he would still find distractions to stay awake for hours.
  2. Diet – She was dealing with one picky little eater!

Finally! She found two things that she COULD be in control of with a little work and effort! And just like that, House of Rose Blog helped to transform her son’s behavior with these 5 tips.

  1. Take Away Something Your Child LOVES!

Maybe it’s a favorite snack. Or a specific toy or blanket? Whatever that item is, your child needs to understand that they don’t get to use that item when they act poorly. If it’s a food or drink that you’re talking about, you may even have an extra benefit – making them try something new! Say you take away juice, or their favorite treat. If you have a picky eater, this is going to force them to try something new and now always run to their favorite stand-by. Yes, they more than likely are going to scream and pitch a fit. But once it’s over? They’re going to know you mean business and will try something new!

2. Create a schedule and stick to it!

If you’re having sleep issues with your child, create that bedtime schedule and STICK TO IT! Be strict about it and make sure that they understand that this schedule is going to be adhered to from here on out! Figure out what type of schedule will work best for you (include bath, bedtime books, cuddle time, etc.) and make sure you keep your child aware, the entire time, of how much longer they have until lights out!

The first few nights may be nothing short of awful. It will take time for your child to assimilate to the new schedule, but you have to stay strong, just as House Of Rose Blog discusses! It will get easier and before you know it, you’ll wonder why things were so hard for so long before you created this new schedule!

3. Don’t Forget Quality Time

Let’s face it. Parenting can be exhausting! By the time the night routine rolls around, you might be tempted to graze through the routine and maybe skip those bedtime books or whatever quality time you may spend with your kids before they fall asleep.

Don’t!

This can be time that they look forward to over the course of their entire day! For those 15 minutes, you are giving them your undivided attention and they crave it! You may be tired, but you can power through those last few minutes before they go to sleep. Before you know it, it will be the extra boost you need to get through your day, because you’ll be enjoying it as much as they are!

4. Set Realistic Expectations

Again, make sure your child knows what they are going to be facing throughout the day. It helps to deter total meltdowns when they otherwise would be caught by surprise and helps you to manage their expectations, too.

Understanding the timeframes on a child’s end can be so important. While you may encounter some unhappy children when you first start this routine, you’ll see that soon, they’ll be appreciative to know what they can expect next. And it will help them know what YOU expect of them, as well!

5. Pray

While many may have this listed as #1, asking God for help is something that House Of Rose Blog felt strongly in doing. She knew she couldn’t do it all on her own and needed God leading the way for her, as well as knowing that he was present for her obstacles with her son. And she knows… God can move mountains!

If you have a “spirited” child, these tips will hopefully help you manage your days and get your sanity back! While it may not clear ALL bad behavior, you hopefully will experience a lot fewer negative behaviors that you had in the past!

And don’t forget… you’re not alone!

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5 Ways To Get Your Child to Love Reading

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Getting your child excited about reading can be so much fun, if you start young and go about it in the right way. These 5 Ways To Get Your Child to Love Reading from Nurture Store are great ways to use practical and fun ideas to fill their entire world with a love of books and reading. And what more, as a parent, could you possibly want? Books unlock a a whole new world for everyone who decides to explore them! But too often, it can be a bit of a challenge to get our children to want to read. With so much more exciting technology out there, video games, and other fun tablet activities, there is a lot of competition!

These 5 tips, though, will help children any age gain the knowledge and excitement that books can bring. If you’re wondering when a good time would be to get your kids into the world of reading, this will help you get started!

5 Ways to Get Your Child to Love Reading

Nurture Store gives us a taste of the tips that are inside a much larger book that provides 75 tips on making your child a rock star when it comes to books! But these 5 tips will get you started with clever ideas that will make your child excited about opening the pages of any book they may have!

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  1. Make a Personal ABC Book

Not only is this an easy solution for you, as a parent, to put together, but it makes a child super excited to have something personalized to them! You can do things as easy or as high-tech as you want. Do a quick cut-and-glue book with pictures and markers, or print off something more digital from the computer. Whatever you decide, having something that features photos of things they are familiar with, such as toys, family members or pets, is such a great idea. What better way to get them slowly learning what letters of the alphabet make up the world around them!

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2. Let your Child Show You How a Book Works

What a great way to let your child show their independence, while walking them through the steps of reading! By giving your child an age-appropriate book and letting them open the pages and point things out to you, they are boosting their own understanding and they feel like a little rock star! Even if they can’t read what they are pointing out, when they tell you their own versions of the story, they are comprehending what is in the book. We love this!

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3. Have a Library-Book Parade

This is such a wonderful idea from Nurture Store on how to add a little twist to books your kids already love! There are a few ways you can do this. If you already go to the library on a regular basis and pick out a handful of books, make sure you take them home and display them on a shelf or counter where your child is always seeing them! It doesn’t do much good to bring the books home, just to sit in a basket or stacked in their room! It makes it more eye-catching and helps them see and remember which books they picked out to begin with!

Also, think about doing this idea with themes! If a holiday is approaching, make your book parade revolve around the holiday! Or a specific theme you may be working on, such as being polite, have those books on display for the kids to get excited about reading! What a great way to help them learn about things that are going on around you, as well as having a great way to display the books that they can dig into whenever they want!

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4. Find the Best Writing Tools for Your Child

When you are first starting to work on writing things out with your little ones, it is a great idea to make sure that whatever writing tool they are using is suitable for their little hands! Instead of going straight for a pencil, maybe have them start with chalk or wide crayons. It helps to keep kids interested when they are able to easily hold the writing tool they are using!

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5. Build Fine Motor Skills to Make Writing Easier

Who knew that working on fine motor skills with younger children would help support your child’s ability to write?! By working with babies, toddlers and preschoolers in developing their fine motor skills, it helps them tremendously when they reach the stage where more formalized reading and writing begins. Make sure their little minds and bodies are ready for the skills they will soon acquire by helping them get their fingers and hands ready through playing with toys like Legos.

Use these tips to start building strong readers in your home, before your child even knows what reading is! What a great way to make it fun and easy for them and before they know it, they are learning!

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5 Pregnancy Tips to Stay Energetic While Raising A Toddler

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Being pregnant can be hard! Add a toddler onto that and it can be downright exhausting! Caring for your other children while you’re pregnant with your little peanut can be more than you bargained for, but no worries! The Military Wife and Mom has given us some wonderful tips to make it through this joyful, yet tiring time. You totally got this!

  1. Drink Water. A lot. And Than Drink More!

That little bambino of yours growing inside of you is taking up a lot of your water that you normally would think would be enough to… you know… grow! So The Military Wife and Mom suggests drinking extra water everyday, to make sure that the baby of yours is getting the nourishment it needs, along with keeping you well-hydrated! Work on drinking up to a gallon of water a day and even if you have a hard time managing that tall order, you should at least know to drink as much as you possibly can on a daily basis!

Other benefits? It will help you cut down on that nagging fatigue you may feel when pregnant, because dehydration isn’t going to set in. Water is going to help you avoid headaches, fatigue and give you lots of benefits for that sweet little baby and it’s free! Perfect!

2. Eat Energy-Boosting Foods

Even when you’re feeling extra tired and you just don’t think you have the energy to work on a healthy meal or snack, it’s more important than ever to eat well! The Military Wife and Mom has a lot of great tips to eat healthy and stave off that fatigue!

Look for foods that are rich in iron, which offer tons of support for pregnancy fatigue. When iron gets low in your system, you may start to feel moody, tired and sleepy, which we all know will make things more difficult to keep up with that toddler running under your feet all day long!

Search out leafy greens, red meats and chicken liver, if you can stomach it! Also, don’t neglect to take that daily prenatal vitamin! If you’re looking for something a little easier, or just don’t think you’ll make it through the day eating those types of foods, think about looking up great spinach and fruit smoothies that will help to get you the iron that you need! Yum!

3. Help Your Toddler Independently Play

There are going to be times that your little one is going to need you to be with them ALL. DAY. LONG., but as they start getting a little older, it’s the perfect time to start setting them up with the life skill of being able to be independent, even if it’s only for an hour a day. Talk about a sanity saver!

The key, though, is to use this time wisely. Don’t start overdoing it and don’t use it as a time to catch up with everything around the house. You’re growing a baby! Use the time to lay down and rest for a little bit. Sit down on the couch and take a load off, while you know you don’t have to answer questions every second of the day! You’ll be amazed how well it helps to boost your energy and keep you going for the rest of the day! It’s also a great way to make sure your toddler is going to be used to not being with you every single second once that new bundle of joy arrives!

4. Ask for Help!

It can be HARD to ask for help sometimes, we know! But when you’re pregnant and trying to make it through the day with a toddler, sometimes you have to suck up that pride and make sure you’re doing what’s best for your family. That means making sure you stay healthy!

If that means asking your spouse to take on some of your normal household duties for the next few months or bringing in a babysitter to help out a few hours a week, it’s your call! Don’t suffer alone and try to be brave!

5. Everything Can Wait

One of our favorite tips from The Military Wife and Mom is the fact that it’s WAY more important to take care of yourself during your pregnancy than it is to get everything done in your life and home. The laundry and cleaning is going to make it an extra day if you just aren’t feeling up for finishing it. Stop being so hard on yourself!

Remember, pregnancy may require extra sleep. If you are used to living on 6-7 hours of sleep a night, it’s going to be time to start adding to that number and getting extra sleep to nourish that little munchkin you’re working hard on growing inside of you!

Hopefully all of these wonderful tips are going to help you manage the next few months of living with a toddler, while managing the fatigue that comes with pregnancy. Do you have any additional tips you’d recommend? Let us know!

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5 Tips for Calming Your Angry Child

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One difficult thing any parent can have to deal with is helping their child overcome their emotions that may take over in a negative way. Regulating those emotions when your young can be overwhelming and children look to parents to help them navigate those waters! Thanks to Views From A Step Stool, parenting can be made a little easier with the wonderful tips that were provided. It’s so important to be able to calm your child wherever you may be, but it’s also important for them to figure out how to handle those emotions on their own, as well! Thank goodness Views From A Step Stool also provided a great tool that parents can use to teach our children tactics to worth through their anger, no matter where they are! What an important life skill to master!

5 Tips for Calming Your Angry Child

  1. Give sympathy to Your Child

We all know how important everything seems to be to a child, even when we don’t quite see the value in the issue. This is not the time to not say, “what’s the big deal” and instead validate our children’s feelings. Calming your child will happen when they feel that you are understanding their feelings and value their thoughts!

2. Give Your Child Room, But Not TOO Much

Views From A Step Stool talks about how kids that tend to express anger openly and often may also be inclined to show physical aggression. Make sure you are providing an outlet to release tension they may be feeling, like punching a pillow or providing a “calm down corner”.  Don’t provide so much isolation that they feel cut off from the family, but by giving them a little space, they have the opportunity to calm down on their own.

3. Let Them Know Anger Is OK

Everyone feels emotions and everyone gets angry from time-to-time. We all experience many emotions on a daily basis and it’s a normal part of who we all are. But you also want to make sure you are clear by letting your child know that by becoming angry, there may be consequences – not because of the emotion they are feeling, but because of a behavior they may display. Views From A Step Stool really drove that point home and it’s a great one to remember. There is a huge difference between negative behaviors and the emotion that caused it!

4. Overreactions By You Won’t Help

Staying calm in the face of your child’s anger is imperative. While it can be extremely hard, it’s important to model the behavior you are looking for. Your child isn’t able to get a rise out of you and when you are calm, they are going to wonder why they are so worked up, as well. The more you lose your cool, the more they will lose theirs!

5. Keep Eye Contact

Another great tip from Views From A Step Stool is to make sure you demonstrate eye contact with your child when you are talking to them. By making your child feel heard, it will help to calm them down in the face of anger. Just think about how much eye contact means to you when you are trying to get your point across to someone!

In addition to the great tips that were provided above, Views From A Step Stool created an awesome graphic below on ways that kids can calm themselves down ANYWHERE you may be. How great and what a helpful tool to have! Enjoy!

8 Tips for Kids to Calm Down Anywhere

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What wonderful tips Views From A Step Stool gives for helping to talk your child off of the ledge when anger starts taking over. Help your child work on their negative emotions and soon they’ll be able to walk through the difficult paths of life with confidence!

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