Episode 250

When our big-feeling kids have big moods and attitudes — behavior we ultimately see as negative — it’s common to think that maybe they’re being difficult on purpose. In reality, they’re not CHOOSING to be negative.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why, from a scientific perspective, negative behavior is not a choice
  • What happens to big-feeling kids who are told their negative behavior is a “choice”
  • How we can address frustrating behavior with Long Game parenting strategies that reduce shame and build skills


Mentioned in or related to this episode: 

Your Parenting Long Game Episode 201: Why Children With Big Feelings Act So “Dramatic”
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 209: Why Children with Big Emotions are at Higher Risk for Low Self-Esteem (and What We Can Do)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 241: When Children With Big Emotions Say Mean Things When They’re in Yuck


Understanding Yuck and the Yuck Curve

Book a call to discuss how I can support you

QUIZ: Which Long Game Tool Will Help Me Most Right Now?

Resource to Support Teachers of Highly-Sensitive / Big Feeling Children


Get Rachel’s free video series for parents raising children with big emotions

Follow Rachel on Instagram

Join Rachel’s Facebook group

Sign up for Rachel’s free weekly tips by email


Book a call to discuss your situation and the Long Game Method program

Learn more about “The Long Game Method for Raising Children With Big Emotions”

Subscribe & Listen Today

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *