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It's been one of those days where you feel like every thing you have said, you have repeated 583847 times. And out of frustration you've been yelling more... because maybe that will get them to listen? 

Deep breath. Walk away for a second. Then come back and try a new tactic:

𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩: it sounds silly but it really is that simple. A hand on the shoulder, crouching to their level, a rub on the back... some other kind of input alongside the words you are trying to say to them. A positive physical connection let's them know we are there and helps them to use other senses to focus on our message. 

𝙐𝙨𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨: less is more. Keep your message simple and to the point. 

𝙏𝙖𝙨𝙠 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣: when we rattle off a long list of commentary, questions and requests that can get a bit befuddling. Break down requests and tasks into smaller chunks. Let them finish one thing before communicating the next part of your message. 

𝙍𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚: the more they know, the easier it will be for them to follow along. Let them know what is expected of them ahead of time so they can be prepared. Check out our shop for some handy tools. 

𝘽𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙛𝙪𝙡: not everything has to be said with
It's been one of those days where you feel like every thing you have said, you have repeated 583847 times. And out of frustration you've been yelling more... because maybe that will get them to listen? Deep breath. Walk away for a second. Then come back and try a new tactic: 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩: it sounds silly but it really is that simple. A hand on the shoulder, crouching to their level, a rub on the back... some other kind of input alongside the words you are trying to say to them. A positive physical connection let's them know we are there and helps them to use other senses to focus on our message. 𝙐𝙨𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨: less is more. Keep your message simple and to the point. 𝙏𝙖𝙨𝙠 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣: when we rattle off a long list of commentary, questions and requests that can get a bit befuddling. Break down requests and tasks into smaller chunks. Let them finish one thing before communicating the next part of your message. 𝙍𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚: the more they know, the easier it will be for them to follow along. Let them know what is expected of them ahead of time so they can be prepared. Check out our shop for some handy tools. 𝘽𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙛𝙪𝙡: not everything has to be said with "serious adult voice". Make your tone of voice fun and playful, crack a few jokes, make them laugh. Along with connection, playfulness can be one of your most powerful tools when trying to get the attention of a child who doesn't seem to be paying attention. What's your tried and true technique for getting your child to click on their listening ears? . . . #parentingsupport #gentleparenting #positiveparenting #teacherlife #iteach #parenting101 #calgarymoms #momsofinsta #momssupportingmoms #toddlerlife #yycparents #socialcommunication #kidsconnect #ieducate #yycparents
After a long day, we can find ourselves feeling tired, stressed, burnt out or just generally dysregulated. It can be tough to find ways to connect with our kids without depleting the last of our reserves. 

There are a lot of great ways that combine connection with regulation strategies so that everyone gets a little bit of what they are needing. Hopefully some of these ideas can help you and your child to reconnect and regulate tonight 🥰

☆ 💧: water is soothing to the senses. To listen to, drink and splash around in. Try some water play with your child. Fill up the kitchen sink with some warm water and bubbles, throw in some cups or sponges, and you have a fun soothing activity. 

☆ 🎨: this could be some ooey gooey messy play with finger paint, or if that's not your favorite you could break out a clearner option like crayons and colored pencils. Add some stickers and stamps to make this activity regulating and engaging. 

☆ 🌳: vitamin d and fresh air can do wonders for regulating our bodies. If you don't have much time just go for a quick walk around the block!

☆ 🍫: sometimes nothing is more regulating than a nice crunchy snack. Enjoy some crackers and cheese or crunchy carrots and hummus (we fully support sneaking in a square of chocolate before dinner 😉)

☆ 🎶: when our bodies are a bit dysregulated we seek rhythm to bring us back in balance. Do you find a fast or slow tempo to be more regulating? Combine music with any of the other activities for extra regulation points. 

☆ 📚 : books and words have a rhythm that can calm us too. Sometimes a good audiobook can also be just what we need. Find a good audiobook you and your kids will enjoy and you can all lay back for a little storytime 
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After a long day, we can find ourselves feeling tired, stressed, burnt out or just generally dysregulated. It can be tough to find ways to connect with our kids without depleting the last of our reserves. There are a lot of great ways that combine connection with regulation strategies so that everyone gets a little bit of what they are needing. Hopefully some of these ideas can help you and your child to reconnect and regulate tonight 🥰 ☆ 💧: water is soothing to the senses. To listen to, drink and splash around in. Try some water play with your child. Fill up the kitchen sink with some warm water and bubbles, throw in some cups or sponges, and you have a fun soothing activity. ☆ 🎨: this could be some ooey gooey messy play with finger paint, or if that's not your favorite you could break out a clearner option like crayons and colored pencils. Add some stickers and stamps to make this activity regulating and engaging. ☆ 🌳: vitamin d and fresh air can do wonders for regulating our bodies. If you don't have much time just go for a quick walk around the block! ☆ 🍫: sometimes nothing is more regulating than a nice crunchy snack. Enjoy some crackers and cheese or crunchy carrots and hummus (we fully support sneaking in a square of chocolate before dinner 😉) ☆ 🎶: when our bodies are a bit dysregulated we seek rhythm to bring us back in balance. Do you find a fast or slow tempo to be more regulating? Combine music with any of the other activities for extra regulation points. ☆ 📚 : books and words have a rhythm that can calm us too. Sometimes a good audiobook can also be just what we need. Find a good audiobook you and your kids will enjoy and you can all lay back for a little storytime . . . #yycparents #yyckids #yyc #positiveparenting #momsofinsta #childpsychology #psychologistsrock #morethanmom #positivesolutions #momssupportingmoms #playful #playwithpurpose #emotionalregulation #coregulation #behaviormanagement #teacherlife #connection #regulation