You’re not alone if public meltdowns make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Unfortunately, feeling judged is pretty common among parents. And these out-of-control moments naturally throw parents for a loop, leaving you feeling upset or angry at your child. Here are some things to keep in mind during these stressful situations:
Whether we intend to or not, adults teach children how to act and react to their world from a very early age. Kids may absorb our mannerisms, our fear of snakes or our annoying habit of slurping cereal, but one of the most significant skills children learn from us is emotional regulation -- the ability to manage their emotions.
“We fall into this trap that if kids are at their desks with their heads down and are silent and writing, we think they are learning. But what we have found is that the active time used to energize your brain makes all those still moments better."
Fred Rogers impacted so many of our lives. As we approach his birthday on March 20th, we want to celebrate his life by sharing your stories. What did he teach you? What did he mean to you? Tell us how he was your neighbor in the comments below. #BeMyNeighbor #ILovePBS
Is your child learning about sharing? Struggling with trying a new food? Working on what to do with mad feelings? The new Daniel Tiger for Parents app has a song for these important skills – and many more of life’s little lessons!
"Powerful girls grow up feeling secure in themselves. They learn to take action, making positive choices about their own lives and doing positive things for others. They think critically about the world around them."