I use the calm down time in the bathtub but mostly I let the storm pass but trying to help my son articulate or at least navigate his feelings. I usually know what has upset him so I play it back to him amd explain the why or why not. I tell him I’m here when he’s ready to talk or to have a cuddle. He’ll keep going for a bit before coming back for a cuddle. In public this is a bit shorter and if it fails, its a football style pick up of him and distraction and a chat later.
Published 22nd August 2019