Even good parents get to a breaking point at times and get reactive instead of connected.
Here are three things you can do to help your nervous system reset...
1. Take a parent time out--give yourself a bit of space to breathe and reset
2. Invite your kids to have an intentional silly tantrum with you. It usually ends in laughter and releases some of the tension
3. Take a silent hug reset to help your bodies reconnect and regulate
Learn the power of modeling self-compassion to your kids, as it inspires authenticity and problem-solving, and helps them develop their own self-treatment based on how they see you treat yourself.
The difference between consequences and punishment is important to understand, as consequences are the natural outcome of an action and necessary for learning, while punishments are intentional pain inflicted to control behavior, which can damage the parent-child relationship and hinder a child's growth towards internal security.
In this video, the speaker discusses how children experience grief differently than adults, and how their feelings of loss and powerlessness may manifest through tantrums, whining, or anger, emphasizing the importance of reaching out to support children during times of transition and change.