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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