Parenting Bliss: 13 Hacks for Emotion Regulation!

When your child pushes your buttons, it can be tough for you to regulate emotions. But don’t despair! Here are ten tricks to help you stay calm.

Before we dive in, remember, that all parents are sailing in the same boat. We’re not built out of stone; every now and then, we lose our temper. Remember, you aren’t the only one facing the fiery furnace.

13. Seek Professional Help if Needed 

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Parenting can be challenging, and there’s no shame in seeking professional help if you find yourself struggling to manage anger. A therapist or counselor can provide valuable guidance and strategies to navigate parenting stress. It’s a sign of strength to recognize when you need support.

12. Establish Clear Communication Channels

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Sometimes frustration arises from misunderstandings. Establish clear communication channels with your child. Encourage them to express themselves, and actively listen to their thoughts and feelings. This open dialogue can prevent conflicts and create a more understanding environment.

11. Practice Self-Care

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Taking care of yourself is crucial for effective parenting. When kids push your limits, it’s a reminder to prioritize self-care. Ensure you have time for relaxation, hobbies, and self-reflection to recharge your emotional reserves.

10. Scream into a Pillow

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If you feel like you’re losing control and on the brink of letting out a Godzilla’s roar, instead channel that energy into a pillow. Your ego might fear becoming a pillow-punching maniac, but trust me, it’s better than becoming a scream-at-your-kids maniac. You need to let out that steam before it pops. This method helps you vent without scaring the bejesus out of little Suzy or Bobby when they are just being kids.

9. Take Deep Breaths

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Never underestimate the power of a mammoth-sized, fill-your-lungs-to-the-brim breath. Deep breaths help to cool the nerves faster than an Eskimo in snow. It allows you time to gather your thoughts before you react like a startled lion, helping you to respond calmly instead of charging blindly like a bull towards your kids.

8. Leave Before Yelling

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Ever heard of the saying ‘Exit stage left’? When your child’s actions verge on turning you into a yells-a-lot creature, take a step back. Literally. Leave the room for a few moments. This isn’t a showcase of cowardice, but a tactic to prevent an outburst. It’s better to miss a few minutes of their antics than losing control and making a situation worse.

7. Consider Your Child’s Point of View

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Put on your kid-tinted glasses and look from their perspective. Sometimes what seems like a world-ending situation to us might be a proud exhilarating bike ride for them. Understanding your child’s viewpoint helps in balancing your reactions and in tuning into the channel of child development.

6. Drink Water

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This might sound like some old-wives advice, but it works. Water is the best chill pill. It not only quenches your thirst but also helps in calming the overwhelming urge to act like a crazed banshee. It’s a small act, but just like a pea under a mattress, this small thing can make a big difference.

5. Identify Your Triggers

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Every parent has a trigger, a moment that turns them from a mild-mannered citizen into the hulk. Find out those moments and prepare yourself beforehand. It could be when your tomboy Sally refuses to turn off her video game after 10 minutes or when little Billy blames the dog for the dinosaurs’ extinction. Knowing your hot buttons helps in better handling this thrilling roller coaster called parenting.

4. Expect Your Child to Cross Limits

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Expect your jaw to drop more times than a unicycle-riding circus seal. Kids are limit testers. They should come with a sign saying ‘Expect the unexpected’. But, just because your kid is acting like a child doesn’t mean you should join them. Yelling at your kids or screaming like a crazy woman doesn’t solve much. Instead, take these opportunities as lessons and set a clear intention. 

3. Use Positive Self-Talk

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Positive self-chatter is a powerful tool in your fray against anger. Tell yourself that you won’t lose control. You can manage this. Seems like mumbo jumbo, but it works. These positive reminders can help you quell your angry Hulk and find your Zen.

2. Stay Away for a Few Minutes

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When the nerves start jangling like a bell inside your head, press the timeout button. Give yourself a few minutes away from your child, just to cool down. A short break can help like a whiff of fresh air in a musty room. This timeout can serve as your reset to regain calmness and composure.

1. Make a Chill Out or Calm Down Spot in Your Home

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Make a serenity corner in your home. This should be simply a spot where you can cool down, unwind and return to your awesome self. Your go-to spot for no-kids, deep breaths and maybe some low-fi jazz in the background. It’s better to have a calm corner than an angry outburst that shakes the joys out of your family life.

Am I a Toxic Parent? How to know…

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Gone are the days of accepting toxic parenting, when parents could treat their children however they wanted because they thought they had a right to. With rising awareness, more adults realize there are ways never to treat their children if they are not looking to raise children who grow into adults with serious psychological, social, mental, and emotional problems.

Parenting Epic Fails: 10 Ways We Fail Our Kids Every Day

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Let’s remove our parental blinders and delve into 10 undeniable areas where we may fall short in our parenting responsibilities.

Parenting Fails: 11 Common Errors Every Parent Must Know!

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If you’re a parent, you must address these issues so that your child doesn’t regard you as toxic or trashy in the near future! Let’s read about the 11 habits that make trashy parents.

10 Books That Parents Need to Read

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We laugh about a baby coming without an instruction manual, but there are a lot of parenting books that declare themselves a guide in all things parenting. Here are 10 truly valuable books about children — how they learn, how they think, and how they grow — that all parents will appreciate.

12 Productive Hobbies to Enrich your Life

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Are you looking for fun activities that can help you be more productive and fulfilled? Try these 12 productive hobbies! They can help you learn new skills, use your creativity, and increase your personal growth. Plus, they’re a great way to relax and feel better about yourself.

10 Unsanitary Things We All Do

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Good hygiene is important for staying healthy. Even if you think you’re clean, there might be things you do that aren’t very hygienic. A group on the internet discussed everyday habits that can be unhygienic. Are they right?

10 Things You Should Try Doing Alone

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Doing things alone can be scary. But once you get used to it, it can be enjoyable! People shared things that they like to do when they’re by themselves, and the good things that come from doing them. Most of these activities don’t require spending money, and you can start doing them right now!

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