3 Ways to Communicate Instead of Yelling

As parents, we want our littles to feel safe. We want them to be happy. The only way to keep our kids safe is by making our homes a safe place. It can be easy to get frustrated over the little things that happen in a day. At the end of the day we hope our children will feel love and support, happiness and joy. Below are a few tips on how to keep your cool and teach your children to manage their emotions as well.

“I need your help”

Children are much more likely to respond positively when they feel needed. Sometimes enlisting a child’s help allows them to feel more in control of their emotions and surrounding. And when you both feel like you are on the same team, you tend to be happier.

Take a break. Encourage your children to take a break too. A few deep breaths go a long ways.

Sometimes all you need is a few minutes to yourself. Listen to calming music. Scream in a pillow. Eat a tub of ice cream in the closet. Whatever it takes. And then encourage your kid to also take a break. Help them learn what calms them down. This is a great lesson to learn when young. Overtime, you will see that your kids better control their demotions, which allows you to as well.

Talk about your emotions.

It is important for your kids to see that you feel strong emotions too. Talking it though will help them process their own emotions.