By: Clare Bruce
When there’s a battle of wills between parent and child, the adult is meant to be the one who manages their emotions and ‘acts like a grownup’.
But parents are humans too, and at times act out just as emotionally as their kids.
How do you patch things up, then, after losing your cool with the kids? We had a chat to parenting expert Collett Smart, for some tips.
1 – Give Your Child Time and Space to Calm Down
Collett said it’s important to stay nearby when your child is having a meltdown. She doesn’t agree with some experts, though, who say parents should sit right next to their child for the duration of a tantrum: “I believe that as a blanket approach is limited,” she said.