In this episode, I speak to a criticism/clarification made by a podcast listener re: how to respond to a kiddo in full blown “outta control” meltdown mode. I talk about being firm and assertive and how that looks in REAL life if you have a child prone to explosive behavior in an unregulated state and when to effectively use empathy.
My response to a podcast listener’s criticism
Empathy and when it’s effective
Pack Leadership and Assertiveness
Strong willed kids and what actually helps them calm down when they’re in full blown meltdown mode
Creating a safe space for the child to calm down and why any attempt to try and talk them out of their feelings is futile when you’re in the heat of the moment
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