Can You Stay Calm When Your Child Isn't?

Are you comfortable sitting with discomfort? Are you able to manage your emotions before reacting to what you see?

When I was growing up, anger was such a common response in my family that a pattern of reactivity became deeply embedded in my behavior patterns.

My nervous system adapted to quickly respond to any perceived threat. I remained hyper-vigilant and was often accused of overreacting.

I lived in constant fear of the next punishment. I dreaded the thought of making a mistake or asking for what I wanted because doing so could evoke my parent's anger. 

As their anger grew, so did my rage - and my defiance.

As an adult, I had to learn to take care of myself before I could successfully reach out and help another person. Managing my own anger had to become a priority if I wanted my daughter to learn to manage anger, frustration or disappointment.

If you're having trouble managing your anger or staying calm when your child isn't, then this TEACHable Moment is for you. I'm sharing 4 tips for maintaining your connection to your thinking brain - not only during times of stress - but every day.

When you let go of judgment, you can let go of the anger.

Making the choice to be emotionally responsive and manage your ANGER before interacting with your children may not be the choice that feels easy or peaceful, but it is what MUST be done if you want your children to mature OUT of reactionary behavior.

If you have trouble managing your anger, watch this FREE webinar on Anger + Healing. Click here to access "Breaking the Anger Circle."

And I would love to hear from you! After you watch, let me know what you are going to do to manage your emotional reactivity.

Choose a Level 1 & Level 2 response that you are going to implement into your daily habits, and then share it in the comments below!

Thank you so much for watching and sharing! Have a great week!



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