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Parenting snapshots: Staying calm with kids

It can be hard to stay calm with the kids, but we have some thoughts on how to do it in our latest hangout.

Keeping calm with your kids is something that is close to my heart and I am sure to other parents watching this hangout. Trying to stay calm when caught in middle of tantrum or a cross child that is shouting can be very difficult and quite often we can find ourselves shouting at them and not with them.

In our hangout today, I discuss with Beckie Whitehouse of ways of dealing with your angered child, how to recognise when trouble might be brewing and steps on trying to dissolve the situation.

We hope you can sit quietly with a cuppa and have a few minutes to watch our video. Here are some of the other topics that we covered.

Other topics covered are:

  • Advice on how to stop the anger in you brewing
  • Taking yourself out of situation
  • Talking to your child about how to control their anger
  • Heading off the situation before it gets too far

It’s not easy being a parent, and even though we are parents we are also humans and sometimes we need a bit of advice and help ourselves. Our parenting hangout tips try and do just that so we hope that they are as useful to you as they are to us.

Other topics that you may find of interest are:

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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