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Creating a "Calm Down Space" for Your Child

Mental Health Awareness Month with Penfield Children's Center
Posted at 10:46 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 11:46:20-04

When a child is acting out or is upset, sometimes our natural reaction is to yell or react impulsively. The child is more likely to react to your response in a way that matches, such as by yelling back or continuing the behavior. Creating a “calm down space” is a great way to allow your child to calm his or her emotions and reset instead of acting impulsively and yelling. Joining us to discuss this strategy for children ages 2 and up is Courtney Clark from Penfield Children's Center.

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