Stress plays a major role in why children have BIG FEELINGS, and in when we consider how to support them, understanding what stress is critical! Your child’s stress- and your own- as well as stressors in the environment might need to shift in order to help your child cooperate. 

Stress is ANYTHING- yes, ANYTHING- that gets in the way of cooperation. Download this worksheet to brainstorm a bit more deeply about your child’s possible stressors, and to notice where the places where you may bring stress into the relationship may be. Don’t forget to watch the other Big Feelings videos, especially Presence & The Special 5 and Effective Praise, as those are going to be a huge part of soothing and eventually reducing the big feelings in your own home.