You come back home, tired from work, and all you can think of is sinking into your bed with a good book. You ask your 3 year-old-son to wash his hands before sitting at the table. What an outrageous request! "If you do not wash them, I'll wash them!" He's screaming, you're screaming. How can you handle such crises? How can you calm down and help your children control the storm of emotions? Let's see 10 ways to calm down - for the whole family!
What could have triggered the crisis?
One morning like many others. "Mom, are we going to school today?" My little one asks me first thing once his eyes are opened. The angry look leaves no doubt: I want to stay at home!
Fortunately, we can take the luxury of having breakfast together before realizing it's late and we're all in our pajamas.
One way or another, we manage to get to the front door with the right clothes and enough time to go to school and office on schedule.
Mom, I want to take my bike !
My whole body gets ready for a fight or flight reaction.
Honey, you have to practice a little bit before, it's better if you come with me on the child seat for the moment. Tomorrow, if we can get out a little earlier, we can take your bike ok ?
Obviously, the stubborn and definitive answer is NO.
After a few attempts, I had to take him and put him on his seat...
Screams and desperate cries, scratches, kicks .. The ultimate crisis.
The one where you must be able to calm down before you can calm your kid .. not easy when your child's pulling your hair as if he wanted to shave you bold.