You know that moment when you look at your child in the clutches of their epic meltdown and you think to yourself, how on earth did we get to this? In that exact moment – when your child is exploding in your face and it all feels utterly overwhelming – it would be nice to know that there is another way to handle things that doesn’t feel as stressful for you both.
It might have been the way you cut their apple or the way you walked home from the park. Or it could have been when you asked your child to share or when you asked them to wait their turn. There are so many factors that can set off a big meltdown for your child but, regardless of age, stage or reason, you can safely assume that underneath every epic meltdown there is a stack of big emotions trying to escape.