If you are a parent, chances are pretty good that you’ve dealt with a meltdown or two… or two hundred. Culprits for us have been the cracker that broke in half and can't be fixed, the sock that doesn't fit, the container that won't open, the food is too hot, or too cold, or too colorful…. you name it, we've been there. These problems may feel small to us, but in the eyes of your child, a situation like this can seem very big.
As parents, we know what it’s like to have a busy schedule. Finding time to get everything done in the day can seem impossible. Just like us, our kids can become overwhelmed with expectations and activities that are thrown at them each day. Practicing relaxation strategies with your child not only provides a sense of calm, but helps to manage reactions when negative feelings are present.