Our kids are on a journey to understand the world, the people around them, and their feelings and needs. When they don’t know how to communicate their emotions, it can lead to what I call storming – outbursts of big emotions in the form of yelling, crying, melting down, and generally giving us a hard time. But it’s important to remember – they’re not giving us a hard time; they’re having a hard time.
Often, our kids’ big emotions make us feel genuinely uncomfortable. We take their behavior personally and become triggered by their outbursts. But if you stop taking these outbursts personally, you can help them understand what they’re feeling and connect with them on a deeper level.
In this episode, I’m explaining what is really going on when your child is storming, and helping you understand where their big feelings are coming from. I share why getting curious, not furious, will help you connect with your kids more deeply and why getting comfortable with discomfort will make your child feel seen, heard, and valued.
To celebrate the launch of the Real World Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to use on one of my Peaceful Parent courses to 10 lucky listeners. All you need to do is subscribe, rate, and review the show! Click here to learn more about the giveaway and how to enter.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- How to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
- Why peaceful parenting does not mean your kids are peaceful.
- How to stop taking your child’s actions personally.
- What storming is and why kids do it.
- How to help your kids regulate their feelings.
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Featured on the Show:
- I’m giving away a $50 gift card to use on one of my Peaceful Parent courses to 10 lucky listeners who subscribe, rate, and review the show!
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