Weathering the Storm Resources

When you are in the midst of a behavioral storm, it is not the time to teach, guide, or reprimand. It is a time to slow down, calm your OWN body, sit down, and make small bids to simply connect with the child.

Once the storm has passed, try reaching out and offering a lifeline…a way out of the storm…meaning…connect!

Connecting is something we feel, not something we have to say…so bids are usually nonverbal, and for sure non-confrontational.

If that connection is rejected, the child is not ready yet. Take another breath, wait, watch, and try again.

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