There are few things more challenging than angry meltdowns.
I’m talking about an explosion of intense emotion that may include hitting, swearing and screaming. If your child has angry meltdowns, you may find yourself reacting and becoming very angry yourself.
I know what its like. I’ve been there. I have two sons and they both went through periods when they experienced explosive anger.
From the start, I was clear that I didn’t want to punish them. I didn’t want to inflict emotional pain to try and “teach them a lesson.”
I also didn’t want to shame them or tell them that they were bad or wrong for getting angry. I knew that would make them feel even worse and it wouldn’t help them become calm.
So what was left to try? I wanted a new, peaceful approach to dealing with angry meltdowns.Continue Reading →