Distress tolerance is our ability to manage the emotional suffering that arises from stressful situations. Oftentimes, we are unable to solve the problem immediately and the best thing we can do is get through the emotional incident without making it worse.
Children want their parents to recognize them and take the time to really hear them. Validation means that you’re providing space for your child to express themselves without judging, criticizing or ignoring him.
In January, we encouraged you to Journal. For February, we’re encouraging you to FIND THE FUN. Sometimes we really have to dig for it. But, when we find it, it’s all the more worth it. Here's where to start.