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    25 Mar '16 21:021 edit
    Whether it be Black Lives Matter riots or Trump riots, it's very important on how to know how to handle either of them.

    1. Keep Your Emotions In-Check
    The best thing that you can do when your child is having a temper tantrum is to stay calm. Do not try to distract your child from the temper tantrum, but do not remove yourself either.

    According to Kids in the House expert, psychotherapist and author, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, parents often unconsciously mirror their child’s emotions through something called mirror neurons. “So when our child is feeling out of control and full of rage, we start feeling that as well, because our nervous systems are captive and connected to one another.” Bryson says.

    It is important to acknowledge your child’s emotional state in a way that does not escalate the situation. If parents are too calm, it can cause the child even more frustration. Bryson advises acknowledging your child’s emotions and mirroring them in a way that they feel heard but that also begins to diffuse a volatile situation: “If we’re just still totally peaceful and calm, it’s not going to work - it’s going to be a mismatch. But if we come right below them and say, “Oh, you’re so mad I’m feeling kind of frustrated too,” but a little bit lower than they, they can start coming down and we can start working together to calm down”

    2. Understand the Benefits
    As difficult as it may be to believe for anyone who has ever experienced a toddler meltdown, tantrums do have benefits.

    Child psychiatrist and author Dr. Joshua Sparrow advises parents to view tantrums as a learning experience for kids. “Tantrums are really an opportunity for young children to begin to learn how to soothe themselves when they’re upset or distressed and that’s a really important skill that they’ll need for the rest of their lives,” Sparrow says.

    Another benefit of tantrums is stress release. Our tears release cortisol, the stress hormone; which, if it stays in the body, can cause damage to internal organs and brain tissue. Releasing negative feelings and emotions is healthy and feels good, which is why most kids bounce back quickly after a tantrum.

    3. Delay Punishment
    When a child has a tantrum, they are experiencing a storm of emotion that they cannot control. Punishing them is only going to make it worse.

    Family Psychologist, John Grienenberger, warns parents that threatening and/or punishing a child in the middle of a tantrum can escalate the situation. “Once the tantrum is started and once the child is past a certain point of upset, really the most important thing is to survive the tantrum, to help the child and to help you get through it without it leading to a bigger problem,” Grienenberger says. “That’s not the time to introduce something that’s going to be even more frustrating for your child. Wait until later if you need to add a consequence.”

    4. Take Deep Breaths, Acknowledge Feelings and Be Patient
    Supporting your child through a tantrum, often means being present, acknowledging their distress, but saying as little as possible, because, when they’re in that state of upset, they can’t hear you anyway.

    Acknowledge their feelings by telling them that you see that they are upset and that you understand why: “You’re really upset because you can’t have the cookie.” Then wait for the storm to subside.

    According to Kids in the House expert, parent educator and author Betsy Brown Braun, you have to let a tantrum run its course. “If your child has begun to have a tantrum, the train has left the station.” Braun says, “When you see your child start to come back to Earth, you can go down and swoop her up and give her a hug and walk away from it. Later, you can talk about it, “You were really upset. You didn’t like it when mommy said you couldn’t throw your toy and you had a big fuss. Didn’t work, did it? And now you’re just fine.”
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    25 Mar '16 21:03
    5. Realize how much money you lost due to property destruction and how there's nothing you can do about it.
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    25 Mar '16 21:37
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    5. Realize how much money you lost due to property destruction and how there's nothing you can do about it.
    Now are we talking about government redistribution or rioting or both?
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    25 Mar '16 23:371 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    Now are we talking about government redistribution or rioting or both?
    We're talking about a wild mob of rioting Rugrats.

    Why are you bringing the government into it?

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    26 Mar '16 19:30
    Oh. For the title, I figured Soylent Green was a great solution. If the riot is because of famine, anyway.
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    26 Mar '16 19:32
    Originally posted by apathist
    Oh. For the title, I figured Soylent Green was a great solution. If the riot is because of famine, anyway.
    We're talking political riots in the USA. So no, Soylent Green is not the answer.
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    26 Mar '16 23:35
    Originally posted by apathist
    Oh. For the title, I figured Soylent Green was a great solution. If the riot is because of famine, anyway.
    We're not there yet.

    Give it another 10 years and Hillary will be having us eating human fetus'.
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    28 Mar '16 07:16
    Originally posted by whodey
    We're not there yet.

    Give it another 10 years and Hillary will be having us eating human fetus'.
    You have enough republican slime to justify abortion, so why not eat the hate-filled puss that's scooped out.
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