The Big Idea: Practice belly breathing anytime, and use it as a calming strategy before, during, or after tamtrums.
Teaching Belly Breathing
The reasons behind tantrums can seem like small matters to adults, but to little ones they’re very big deals! When meltdowns occur, it’s great for both kids and adults to “Belly Breathe.” Watch the video together anytime and have kids practice breathing along. Talk about times when belly-breathing might be useful. Then, when a tantrum occurs, give it a try.