As a parent, you know how disorienting a kid in meltdown mode can be. In the middle of your daughter’s meltdown—whether toddler or teenager—you might be tempted to have a tantrum of your own! Emotions run high, and it’s tempting to play into the anger.
Just remember: screaming just makes kids feel unsafe and it ultimately results in an insecure and emotionally unregulated child.
A child in meltdown mode isn’t listening to you, because they’re overwhelmed and unable to think clearly. Instead of raising your voice, do the opposite. Get down to her level, and offer her a hug or a prayer. 1 Timothy guides believers to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness—a few traits well-applied to parenting a daughter!
1 Timothy 6:11, NIV
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