#1 Watch No Drama Discipline for invaluable tips on addressing unwanted behaviors and what discipline is intended to be about: teaching and learning.
#2 The Hand Model — Here’s a model that kids can understand and speak to you about:
#3 Reason Goes Out the Window — Refer to this article to see a diagram of A Brain in Meltdown… It shows that we lose blood flow to our prefrontal brain!
#4 The RAIN approach. The RAIN process works with or without meditation, and you can read more about it here.
R = Name the feeling (Recognize)
A = Allow the feeling to exist; you don’t need to accept it or shove it away… Just allow.
I = Investigate. Be curious! Where does this feeling live in your body? We are not identifying with the feeling — we are separating our self from it.
N = Nurture. Be compassionate and caring.
#5 Shake it Up — We posted a while back on how to make Emotion Sensory Bottles. These can be great for getting your kids talking about their emotions!
You might also like Mindfulness and the Brain – How to Explain it to Children. Click to read more. Here’s the infographic that Blissful Kids created: