1. Just Because Someone Says it, Doesn’t Make it True. Kids can say mean things to hurt you because they want something and are upset. Adults can do the same.
Younger children often interpret “being wrong” in an adult’s eyes as meaning they are a terrible person or very disliked. Teach your child that their teacher is upset with what they did, but they do not hate you as a person.
As a child you may have heard adults say “stop crying, or I will give you something to cry about.” Unfortunately, this mentality can lead children to bottle up and internalize their issues.
Doing fun things like playing, interacting with friends, running, and jumping are essential parts of development.
When they feel like a situation is becoming too overwhelming, children will reach their upper limits. Tell them to cool off in their room or step a few feet away from the situation and let them have a breather.
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