A Whining Child
Whining can trigger even the most zen people in the world. Kids also tend to whine when you already have many things to do and you’re trying to balance it all. Your immediate response may be yelling but it doesn’t have to be this way. Take a step back in your mind, acknowledge the fact that this is triggering you, and do your best not to yell at your child. Try to talk with them calmly and you’ll probably find a solution much more easily.
This is another very common trigger for parents, especially when the child is at an age where they test boundaries and want to do things their own way (and not do what they should). If your child, for example, is acting disrespectfully when you ask them to brush their teeth, try not to lose your temper. Take a deep breath and tell them in a calm manner that you understand that they don’t want to do it but it’s important to get it done and explain why. When you stay calm, there’s a much better chance that the child will actually listen to you.
“I Hate You”
We know it hurts when your own little one you raise with so much love says that to you. But they don’t really mean it. What they actually want to say is that they’re really mad and don’t know how to deal with it, except for throwing the meanest thing they know at you. Explain to the child that no matter what they say you still love them, but they can’t have what they want right now.
Siblings Getting Mad at Each Other
It’s a huge trigger for parents with multiple children! When your children are being mean and/or aggressive with each other, it can throw you off balance immediately. It’s important not to get mad at them right away but try to protect and understand them. When things cool off, you’ll be able to talk about the situation and help them understand each other better.