Time out for adults
Sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, strong willed preschoolers – even the most laid back adult can reach their boiling point. We are only human! But before having a tantrum of your own, remember - they are watching and learning from you.
The next time you’re starting to boil, make sure your child is in a safe space and then give yourself permission to take a short time out. Giving yourself a moment to calm down with deep breathing allows you to regain your balance and remember, you’re the adult.
The more you practice your own self calming, the more calmly you will be able to respond to daily stress. And you are guaranteed to get lots of opportunities to practice!
Most of all, children need your love and understanding... even when it’s hard.