December 29, 2019
Validating your kid's feelings can sometimes prevent a meltdown—but how do you do it? Here's how to help them recognize what they're feeling so they can move on.
Many parenting books that say you should validate your child by mirroring their emotions, which is supposed to make them feel better. However, it turns out that validation for teaching feelings is a little trickier. And the problem lies with one particular word.
Changing a bit of our language can make all the difference. Just knowing that a parent understands and is listening, without always needing to solve the problem in that moment, can help kids feel calmer.
Article adapted from the following source: http://bit.ly/2QqdF3G
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