Helping Children cope improves behaviour
We can still validate feelings while maintaining consequences and boundaries.
Providing a child with comfort and soothing doesn't mean shielding them from the repercussions of their actions; rather, it involves assisting their nervous systems in returning to a state that will allow them to develop and understand.
We will be more equipped to handle our own emotions as teenagers and adults if we have grownups in our lives who recognise, accept, and soothe the fear, frustration, and anger driving our behaviour (instead of merely handing out consequences).
Credit: Lindsey Braman