Episode 238

When our children with big emotions have “Yuck behaviors” — yelling, being disrespectful, shutting down — of course we want those behaviors to STOP. And we may try many things to get them to stop yelling, being disrespectful, or shutting down. One of the only strategies that sometimes works is to distract them. But is distraction really a good idea?

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How our kids with big emotions move through Yuck (the Yuck Curve)
  • Which part of the Yuck Curve is the best time to use distraction
  • Why we shouldn’t stop our kids from releasing their Yuck


Mentioned in or related to this episode: 

Free resource about Yuck and The Yuck Curve

Your Parenting Long Game Episode 226: One Small Change That Has a Big Impact on You and Your Child With Big Emotions
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 88: How to Make it Easier for Children to Use Healthy Coping Strategies
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 53: Having Your Child’s Back: Why Unconditional Support is NOT Permissiveness


Understanding Yuck and the Yuck Curve


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