Episode 009: Calming Techniques for Your Emotional Child

On my side of the family, we only have kids that are sassy, spirited and strong-willed (it may have something to do with the fact that 5 out of the 6 grand kids are adopted).  One of the things that has been most surprising for me is how much emotion these kids have!  When they are happy, they are intensely happy.  When they are upset, they are intensely upset!

Watching these kids get so upset has been hard for me. I keep drawing a blank on how to help them and just find myself repeating “calm down” over and over again.

That’s why I am so jazzed about today’s episode!  Mike Fitch, CMHC gives calming techniques that are specific to your child.  By the end of the episode, you will know how to create an “emotional emergency kit” for your kids. (Bonus: these techniques are great for parents, too.  Kids aren’t the only ones with big emotions.)

As a companion to this episode, Mike and I created a list of calming technique ideas for you to download.  Test the different calming techniques on this list to find what works best for your child.

Download the list!



  1. Amanda on April 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Great episode! Loved all the hand on tools!

    • charmsandsmiles on April 18, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you Amanda! I’m glad you found it helpful.

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