Being the Lighthouse

The child is looking for the adult to be the lighthouse in the midst of their storm.

We cannot help a child navigate their way through, and make sense of big feelings, when we are responding with our own big feelings.

A little technique I find helpful to maintain my own peace ‘during the storm’ is having a mantra to repeat mentally. Something like “this too shall pass” or “I am calm, consistent and present” or “He/She isn’t giving me a hard time, He/She is HAVING a hard time”

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