How Foster Parents Unknowingly Cause Anger Outbursts – Foster Parents Article

Parenting an angry foster child can be frustrating, confusing, and sometimes quite overwhelming. Even the smallest things can cause an angry outburst. My foster child was struggling to open the half-gallon of milk.  But pulling the tab was a bit too complicated for her small hands. As I noticed her frustration building, I came over to help but then I saw RED all over the container! “Oh no, sweetheart! Let me help you. You’re pulling that wrong! Is that BLOOD??!?”…

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10 Truths About a Child’s Anger Parents Must Understand – Parents Article

Posted on 07 Jun in Emotions by scott turansky Many parents find themselves frustrated with emotional outbursts in their children but don’t know how to correct without getting emotionally involved themselves. One of the key indicators of maturity in kids is the ability to manage and communicate emotions in a healthy manner. But when they handle emotions poorly, it’s important how you respond. For example, the child who doesn’t like an instruction or limitation may reveal… This is only…

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Stop Feeling Like Your Emotions Are Not Valid! – Single Mum, Parents Article

I was recently told that I was emotionally abusing my child. No seriously. I was told that I was emotionally abusing my child. Now as ludicrous as that statement was considering the source that it came from, I decided that I should examine why they would make such an accusation. It is no secret to those who know me that I have been struggling recently with my daughter who is diving head first into tween-hood. We have been dealing with…

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“I’m Happy AND I’m Sad”: Toddlers and “Mixed-Together” Feelings – Parents Article

    Down comes 2 1/2 year old Sasha’s foot in the mud puddle. She squeals in delight as the water splashes up her leg. Sasha repeats this over and over, only stopping when she excitedly notices a worm in another puddle. A most magical aspect of caring for my children as toddlers (and later my young grandchildren) was their constant inspiration for me to be 100% present.  Oh, the delight of being in the here and now! Here’s another…

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Feelings Don’t Have to Be Scary – Parents Article

Feelings Don’t Have to Be ScaryFeelings can be challenging, but when we teach kids skills to deal with them, life gets immeasurably easier. Allowing feelings to be experienced, processed and then, let go…builds healthy, happy people. Stifling, shushing, or silencing feelings leads to all kinds of potential problems such as stress, explosiveness, depression, anxiety and a host of other issues.Halloween-Themed ResourcesWe have a ton of free and paid resources for Halloween. Listed below are all of our products, posts and…

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Let Them Have Their Feelings – Foster Parents Article

Let them have their feelings Just about a year ago, Mieshia Smith, a counselor with Child Crisis Arizona, began working with a 4-year-old girl who was having trouble forming attachments to her paternal grandmother who had formally adopted her. The girl was throwing fits when angry, yelling at her new adoptive mother and crying. Mieshia began working with both the child individually and the family weekly. Over time they learned that the girl responded better when there was less rushing…

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