Tonight, my daughter stormed about the house, showering her angry words down upon me. To console myself, I reached for Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Creating True Peace. He gave me a wonderful formula that I wrote down and plan on posting somewhere in my car! When dealing with an angry child, he suggests:
- Say to the child: I want to listen to you.
- Ask your child to breathe first.
- Suggest that your child now calmly tell you everything.