Your reaction to your child can just as easily escalate the situation as it can deescalate it. Getting angry or agitated may be a knee-jerk reaction but will likely only add fuel to the fire. Calmly address the reason your child is upset by acknowledging their requests and explaining why you can’t give them what they want right now and swiftly move on.
These are just a few more general tactics you can employ during an outing. At Just Parent, we help you identify specifically why your child is struggling and give you tools to mitigate that challenge—personalized to you. If you’d like to sign up for our program or learn more about how we can help your family,