Today was better, but my son was still feeling a lot of anger inside. He did a great job of letting me know when he was struggling without taking it out on us and was very willing to try something to get better. So we went with our old stand by, a nice warm bath.
If you haven’t tried this with your child, give it a shot. If I can get my son into a warm bath for him to relax, he becomes completely transformed. It seems to dissolve his anger and tension and once done, he comes out with a smile and relaxed look on his face, it’s like the water melts away the bad mood, letting him shine through. To make the experience extra special, we’ve even added special lavender bubble bath for him to use.
I know it’s simple, but for us, it works like a charm. The trick is to get him into the bath before he escalates and becomes resistant to help. Heck, I bet we’d all benefit from a warm bath after a tough day, I need to keep that in mind for myself in the future!