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Is your child resisting your calm down strategies? Here’s why

Published on Mar 29, 2024 03:00 PM IST

  • From needing space to feeling invalidated, here are a few reasons why children may refuse to calm down.

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Published on Mar 29, 2024 03:00 PM IST

Parenting can be tricky. While we ensure to provide our children with the best of everything, sometimes understanding their tantrums and finding ways to calm them can be difficult. Constant anger and aggression from the child can mean something more deep-rooted. As a parent, we need to understand why our children may resist our calm down strategies. Psychologist Jazmine McCoy shared a few insights.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Sometimes children feel misunderstood, controlled and invalidated by their parents. That's when they start to resist the calm down strategies. (Unsplash)
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Sometimes children feel misunderstood, controlled and invalidated by their parents. That’s when they start to resist the calm down strategies. (Unsplash)

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Sometimes children may need more time to feel and understand their emotions, and they may not be ready to stop. (Unsplash)
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Sometimes children may need more time to feel and understand their emotions, and they may not be ready to stop. (Unsplash)

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Children may resist our calm down strategies because of how their emotions feel and how the strategies are not aligned with what they need at the moment. (Unsplash)
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Children may resist our calm down strategies because of how their emotions feel and how the strategies are not aligned with what they need at the moment. (Unsplash)

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Often kids need space to process their emotions and know what they are feeling. Instead of asking them to calm down, it is important to give them that space. (Unsplash)
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Often kids need space to process their emotions and know what they are feeling. Instead of asking them to calm down, it is important to give them that space. (Unsplash)

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The best thing to do when children refuse to calm down is to give them the space they need and check on them after some time to understand the situation better. (Photo by Phil Nguyen on Pexels)
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The best thing to do when children refuse to calm down is to give them the space they need and check on them after some time to understand the situation better. (Photo by Phil Nguyen on Pexels)

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