Use This Quick Method To Help Resolve Tantrums, Pent Up Energy, Impatience, Sibling Rivalry, & More!
Does your toddler get tantrums, pick on siblings, have a hard time waiting, get too excited or restless about simple things, or act in any other extreme ways to any kind of situation? Whether your kid's strong emotions are happy, sad, mad, or anything in between, this quick and fun activity acts fast to help them gain control themselves.
Most methods out there call for the parent to gain control. We believe the child needs to keep their own power and learn to use it properly. This helps them to keep their Chi (inner power) balanced and even can help strengthen it.
Release Is Key
When emotions are so strong that the child no longer reacts to them properly, these feelings need to be released. This should be done in a way that doesn't take away their control but also doesn't harm themselves or others.
Use The Quick Technique I Call The "Ha Factor"
I came up with a fun way that helps kids release their pent up emotions, but stays in line with both my Upstream Parenting F.L.O.W. strategy, as well as helps kids keep their natural Chi. Around here, we encourage kids to keep all of their power and are merely here as their gentle guides.
So, what is the Ha Factor?
That's it. Unlike yoga poses that need to be done in a very specific way, here it is important to give the child freedom on how they stand, how many times they would like to repeat the action, as well as what they do immediately after.
In the video below, watch my currently 4 year old (at the time of this writing) daughter Nova Skye use the Ha Factor in her own way. This was non-scripted. I simply asked her to use the method. Notice the immediate display of release when she hops away happily directly after. She also had freedom of choice in her outfit and whether she was interested in doing the activity. Giving your child the control is key to this technique, as well as to keeping their inner Chi intact.
What do you think of the Ha Factor? Have you tried this with your child? We would love to hear your feedback in the comment section.