“Our Mom wasn’t like other Moms.” a twenty-something daughter of my mentor recalled. “As kids, when we were doing something crazy, she wouldn’t yell. She would get so quiet.” “And she moved really slowly.” added the thirty-something sister. “We called it her strange calm.” “And I guess it worked because we were weirded out by it …
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Conflict, Constructive response, Emotional drama, Emotional safety plan, Escalation, Family stress, Impulse control, Nonviolent protest, Pause and reflect, Self discipline, Self-management, Sibling fighting, Silence, Strange calm, Strange calm technique, Tone of environment
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