Yep, that’s right. Most parents will wait until their child is in the middle of a meltdown or tantrum before they prompt them to try a calming technique (like deep breathing). While this is great, and calming techniques can definitely help, they are most effective when the child has the opportunity to practice them BEFORE they have a tantrum or meltdown.
Practicing calming techniques each day (at the start of the day, before there have been any tantrums or meltdowns) gives your child the skills they need to recover from their challenging emotions before they experience them.
Once they know and have practiced calming skills, they are able to draw on them in the moments when they feel less than calm. Of course, it takes a lot of time and practice (just like learning any new skill) which is why I want to help you and your child start learning calming techniques with my free Deep Breathing Printable… scroll down to download your free printable and help your child develop the skills they need to recover from their most challenging emotions.
Here’s what you’ll get when you download the FREE Deep Breathing Colouring Sheet:
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