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29: How To Respond When Your Kid’s Outta Control

By September 17, 2018November 3rd, 2023Mastermind Parenting Podcast
29: How To Respond When Your Kid’s Outta Control
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.
Topics covered:
  • 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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