The first tool I recommend parents work on for this new year is their reactions to their kids’ behaviors. How we handle a situation actually determines how things go. When your child behaves in a way that is challenging, appalling and even embarrassing, I challenge you to take a breath before reacting. Show no emotion, breathe, and think through how you want to handle the moment. Often, how we react to our kids’ behavior sends the whole family down a “rabbit hole” of chaos.
Remember: Stop…breathe…decide on the best intervention.
Wishing you balance,