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Originally Posted by pamelamama
In this situation, I might offer him a little empathy and help him label his feelings. "Wow, you're really angry because you wanted to rip that magazine didn't you?" "You're sad because you really wanted blah blah blah." "I see that you are angry but that is my magazine, and I want to read it later. It's not ok with me to rip my magazine." "Yes, it's frustrating when we want to play with the kitchen knives and mama says no."
Offer the child a way to express/understand/communicate feelings that are overwhelming. It's OK that your kid is frustrated. That's normal. Your job, I'd say, is to teach how to deal with those emotions.
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