How to Avoid Combat with Your Kids
When your kids act up, Stop and Breathe. Breathing clears your mind and calms you down. When you don’t breathe, your brain stays in fight or flight mode and you can’t think clearly. You usually charge in and start a battle. When you breathe you calm down. When you’re calm you can think clearly and remember your long term priorities. You can be constructive without being combative. Your kids will notice effort to stop and breathe, and the results that follow. This helps them feel honored instead of bullied. Kids who feel honored tend to make more honoring choices, too.
For more practical tips on how to calm down, check out these other posts:
- “Managing Kids’ Anger — And Ours”
- “Your Children, Your Mirror”
- “When Kids’ Disrespect Gets You Fuming!!!”
- “It Works Every Time”