So I'm reading "Raising Our Children Raising Ourselves" and the author talks alot about validating the child's feelings. I agree and this seems to help with dd. How do I do that when she is just crying her eyes out? For example she wanted to eat her snack on the floor today and I told her that she needed to eat at the table. (The floors just got washed today and I would like them to stay clean plus I want her at the table to keep ds from coming to take her food) She was so upset and I was trying to talk to her and validate her feelings but she was screaming so loud that i don't think that she could even really hear me. Any ideas?
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6/27/08 at 7:14pm