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What to Do in the Moment of a Meltdown, Part 3

This is part 3 of a 3-part series answering the question:
 
What do I do in the moment when my child is hitting, kicking, screaming, or completely withdrawn? 
 
Today, we look at what to do after the meltdown to help prevent the next one from happening.  This post includes strategies for recovering and reconnecting with your child, as well as some concrete actions you can take to prevent the next “lid flip.”

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What to Do in the Moment of a Meltdown, Part 2

This is part 2 of a 3-part series answering the question:

What do I do in the moment when my child is hitting, kicking, screaming, or completely withdrawn? 

In the last post, we looked at the hand model of the brain and how our emotions can overpower us in intense moments, when we “flip our lid.” 

Today, we look at strategies for reconnecting the prefrontal cortex (PFC) – or unflipping our lid – and helping our children to do the same.

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