5 Secrets of Crisis Parenting

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6 minutes


At times of crisis, there are five things parents really need to focus on:

  1. Mind yourself first. Manage your own stress levels so that you are better able to manage your child's emotions
  2. Focus on parental presence, not perfection
  3. Make sure your expectations are developmentally appropriate don't be surprised if you notice some regression in behaviour
  4. Encourage your children to play and be playful in your interactions
  5. If you lose your cool, as we all do from time to time, say sorry and reconnect

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