How can I handle my toddler’s rollercoaster emotions?

How can I handle my toddler’s rollercoaster emotions?


Question – How can I handle my toddler’s rollercoaster emotions?

“Here’s the question I was asked my son is in the stage where his emotions change at the drop of a hat. One minute wanting one thing and then crying for no reason once he gets it isn’t even reasonable to use these skills at the stage. What are the best ways to adapt these approaches to the whirling emotional tsunami that is a two and a half-year-old. Do you have other resources that address this age range more specifically?”

We have all probably experienced our children’s emotions going through some rollercoaster of mood swings. It sometimes just changes from one moment to the other and at times for no apparent reason. If as adults we are expecting our children to manage their emotions intelligently at this young age. We are setting ourselves up or being frustrated and exhausted. In fact our children are also learning about their own emotions during the stage. Here’s a tip for dealing with some of those challenging situations. If there is behavior that you find really upsetting. Instead of saying you’re being bad it can be really helpful to distinguish the difference between being bad and behaving badly. And I’m going to take it one step further. I prefer to see it as inappropriate behavior instead of bad behavior. So a more powerful and less accusations statement could be this is an behavior. What is needed now is for us to take a few breaths and then see what we need to do to take us forward. OK. Learning the skills and how to acknowledge and support your child’s emotions will really accelerate your child’s emotional intelligence while at the same time support levels of self-control and it’s really important to emphasize that when I mention self-control I’m not saying that we need to deny or suppress our emotions on the country. I’m emphasizing that our emotional intelligence comes from our ability to work with and process these emotions and your children can only do this through their experience of their emotions and a supportive parent guiding them through this. Opposed to blaming and accusing them for it. Look out for the skills in the course and how to avoid raising a brat who is unlikable and won’t listen. And of course on how to acknowledge and work with your child’s emotions those courses give you the exact wording that you can use to handle these kinds of situations.

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