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The Only Thing Your Child Can Learn When Emotionally Triggered

When the human brain is flooded with emotions, it takes energy away from the thinking, processing arenas and puts resources towards our survival instincts.

This is why they are not able to learn and understand our directions or insights when they are in the midst of strong emotions.

When kids are deep in feeling, focus only on soothing and receiving their emotional states.

Because they are learning whether or not they can rely on your support and whether or not their tender needs will be met with care.

Once you have co-regulated and they have taken a big shuddery breath (a sign that their nervous system is sending inhibitory neurochemicals), you can use language and logic to help them grow.

In the wise words of the late great developmental psychologist Dr. Karyn Purvis: "Connect before you correct".


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