Crayons and Tantrums Podcast

Presented by Monica J Sutton

Welcome to the Podcast.  Every week Monica will bring you a new episode filled with honest information, stories, experiences and sometimes special guests to help you with the daily challenges that come up when raising a young child today.

Episode 20 Show Notes:

Stay Calm Then Respond

Stay Calm, then respond.  That sounds like an emergency message given on planes or something.  But, it’s not.  It’s something I’ve been saying over the years during my parent workshops on child behavior, to teachers, to everyone.  It’s something I will remind anyone of when dealing with challenging child behavior.  Find your state of calm is the first step in guiding your child through any challenging behavior.  

We are in a very unique time right now.  As families still adjust and continuously pivot their daily schedule based on Covid-19, well there are definitely some challenging behaviors that will continue to arise.  It’s normal for young children to experience some behavior changes when their routines change abruptly or often.  Young children thrive off of consistency and routine.  When those things are out of wack they definitely feel it.  They experience emotions that they don’t know how to handle.  In this episode I’m tackling how you can best handle dealing with all of these behavioral and emotional changes.  The first step always starts with you.  How are you finding your calm?  

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of finding your calm in challenging situations.
  • Understanding the benefits of finding your calm when dealing with challenging child behavior.
  • 4 steps you can take when guiding your child through challenging behavior

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 More about The Crayons and Tantrums Podcast:

Monica J Sutton talks about the good, the bad and everything in between those early childhood years. She brings fresh approaches and a new mindset around real early childhood topics.  Dive into stories from early childhood classrooms and conversations about topics like child behavior and child development. There are even occasional interviews with some pretty amazing guests.

“Real talks with real solutions about the good, the bad and everything in between those early childhood years.”

Listen each week.  You have everything you need to teach your children new skills that will impact them for a lifetime!

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