Six Ways to Avert Breakdowns in Kids: Self Work as Preventative Medicine


Children learn through observing and we teach (often unconsciously) through modeling. Our lives, filled with information, screens, appointments, caffeine, and too little time might be manageable for grown-ups, but are often overwhelming for kids. Of course they adapt. Of course, like us, they learn to process the intensity. Meltdowns though, especially for those who are particularly sensitive, will happen. Here are a few ways to model behaviors that work to gently offset some of the burnout that comes with being a kid these days.

1. Don’t poop with your cellphone. Take conscious breaks from it. Don’t look at it while you’re waiting in line or make it the first thing you look at when you wake up.