How to calm an upset child

Usually a hug or speaking quietly calms down an upset child. If they are upset because they are angry then sometimes letting them calm down on their own works best.

What other ways do you calm your upset child?

8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    Like you Theresa, it depends on why they're upset or how extreme.. If it's a boo boo or their feelings are hurt, I hold them and rub their back and talk them through it.. and remind them how loved they are..

    If they're mad, I listen to them vent and then remind them that I understand it's hard sometimes..

    If they're frustrated, I kind of have to let them have their mood and then approach gently.. :)
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