Watch together as Abby’s mommy, Maggie, helps Abby solve the problem of spilling honeysuckle petunia juice. First, Maggie helps Abby calm down by taking deep breaths, and then asks her questions to help figure out the best way to clean up the juice.

The next time children have a problem, try out Abby’s mommy’s strategy:

  • Ask them about the problem.
  • Help them calm down by taking deep breaths.
  • Brainstorm solutions and try them out!
  • Let them know you’re still there if they need more help.

Tell children it’s okay to make mistakes; this can help them learn to keep trying in the face of challenges. Point out that mommies make mistakes too!