Monday, August 09, 2010

Soothing an INTENSE child

I'm not going to name names, but there is a certain child in my house who tends to be rather emotional and "spirited".  Do you have one of those?  I'm certain every parent should have one -- keeps y' humble.

I read a great book a few years back -- you can check it out  here -- that offered some strategies to help soothe a child who tends to "lose it" a bit too often.

I can't remember all of those great tips, but one I never forgot was a simple bath.  Or as we have renamed it, "Bubble Time".  When this particular child is having one of those days where he is frustrated at every turn, I strongly suggest time alone in the tub.  He usually sighs and agrees, recognizing his need to be alone and chill out.

And then at the end of the day, I usually need my own "bubble time" as well!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great advice, Momma! When you get these 4 raised YOU need to write a book!!