When kids get activated and use disrespectful language or aggressive behavior, traditional parenting tells us to discipline the child.
But the traditional approach misses several important elements.
Listen as Marc Brackett, PhD, author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves and Society Thrive tells us why it's crucial to dig deeper so we can teach our kids:
- how to calm down
- how to label their feelings
- how to communicate their feelings
- how to learn strategies to reduce unpleasant feelings
It's our obligation as parents to get to the root cause of our kids' states so we can be their safe place to land if they're getting bullied or having a hard time.
Take a listen.
P.S. Help your kids learn self-regulation in our upcoming executive function classes for kids and teens.