I invite you to remember that behavior is communication. What your child needs in the midst of their button-pushing behavior is an anchor!
Imagine this. Your child is like a boat tossed about on the waves of emotions. Often we jump in the boat with them to try to help, especially when a storm is raging! The problem is that we end up reacting, as we get tossed about with our child, and unable to respond in a way that best helps them.
Next time the boat is rocking away, ask yourself, "How might I help my child decrease the stress and overwhelm that's driving their behavior?"
This is Parent-Centric thinking! Read more HERE.