Podcast Episode 129: 3 Easy Ways to Help Our Kids Calm Down When They’re Upset

No matter if you have a 2-year-old or a 17-year-old…one thing is for sure…they will get mad. At you!

And sometimes, you don’t have any idea what you even did (this happens to me a lot with my 13-year-old) to get them upset!

When these tantrums happen (I like to call them teen-tantrums) I find myself feeling frustrated, embarrassed (especially when in front of others), and sometimes even angry or resentful.

None of which helps either me or my kids. But we know 3 easy ways you can help your kids calm down when they’re upset. And as a bonus…these 3 strategies will work on kids of any age!

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • What is emotional dysregulation?
  • How to help our kids (and ourselves) calm down and regulate our emotions when upset.
  • What is emotional co-regulation?
  • 3 easy strategies you can use with any age child in almost any situation to help them calm down.

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [14:25] How to repair when you say something when upset that you wish you didn’t
  • [17:12] WHy you need to acknowledge the situation
  • [18:41] How do we co-regulate and calm down others
  • [21:21] Why giving some space work
  • [24:48] How to use distraction to difuse

Resources We Shared In This Episode:

Raising Kind & Capable Kids Challenge – A 5-day challenge that leads you in teaching kids the skills they need so you can confidently step back and watch them conquer problems on their own.

S.I.B. Journal System – Get the system that gives siblings a simple process to communicate without yelling or hitting. 

Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids by Mona Delahooke, PhD

Happy Parent Checklist – This FREE checklist gives you the step-by-step plan to delegate more to your family, feel less overwhelmed and connect in a positive way!

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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