Episode 308

We know it’s better to stay calm when our children have big feelings, but it seems like some days, we can only hold on for so long when they are complaining, crying, or melting down. How can we help our kids handle their discomfort when their behavior triggers our own Yuck?

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why we need to set realistic expectations for our children
  • What it looks like when we’re using willpower to stay calm (and why willpower never seems to last long enough)
  • How to shift from artificial calmness to genuine emotional regulation — for a stronger connection with our children and more energy to support their big emotions


Mentioned in or related to this episode: 

Notes and examples from this episode

Free video series for parents raising children with big emotions

Live coaching calls with Rachel

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Your Parenting Long Game Episode 256: Stop Predicting the (Negative) Future
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 224: When Others Tell You That You’re “Too Easy” on Your Child with Big Emotions

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