Calming an emotional child

When a child (or any person) is having a big feeling, it is hard to think clear. In fact, research shows when a child is so overwhelmed with emotion, they are unable to use the part of their brain that helps with logical thinking. No matter what you say, if they are in the “red” zone, this is not the time to talk about the situation or teach a lesson. First, we must help the child get back to a calmer state of mind.

But how?

Here is one coping skill that can be used for both adults and children alike. There will also be buttons with links attached for more helpful information and calming tips.

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