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Penny Williams
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Yes! You are spot on. When you mirror your child’s intensity, it only adds fuel to their fire. Remaining calm not only helps them regulate better or sooner in the moment, but it also shows your child that you are their anchor. It builds valuable trust.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism