Reply To: Emotional Distance

Penny Williams

Self-compassion is key to surviving this special brand of parenthood. We are all human and we all make mistakes. Apologize to your child for losing your temper, explain that it wasn’t the best reaction, and that everyone makes mistakes sometimes. Make it a learning opportunity.

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