Some of the most frustrating moments in my interactions with my son are those moments when his behavior is completely out of control. No matter what I say or do, nothing seems to really get to him and help him calm down.
I can clearly see that he is struggling to manage his emotions, but his chaotic behavior makes it very hard for me to connect with him. The more agitated or overwhelmed he becomes, the more difficult it is for me to manage the situation.
So I decided to do my best to prevent them from happening and focus more on teaching my son how to control his emotions and reactions.
At his age, he is still learning about self-control and emotional regulation, so it’s impossible to completely avoid these challenging moments. But I noticed that teaching him how to get better at controlling his impulses and managing his emotions had a great positive impact on his behavior.
Self-regulation is one of the most precious skills that we can teach our kids because it impacts their lives in so many ways!