How to Help Kids Get Out of a Bad Mood

Kids can go from cheerful and happy to cranky in a flash. When these bad moods arise, it’s good to have methods to try
to stop them

1.Validate their feelings

It is important for them to know that it’s ok to be upset. Let them know that you’re there for them and help them through it. This will help them develop coping mechanisms for when they are upset in the future.

2. Make them laugh

Tell a joke or do a goofy dance. Smiling will improve their mood.

3. Remember the good times

When something good happens, write it on a piece of paper and put it in a box. Then, when your kid is in a bad mood, let them read a few of the memories and remind them that more good times are coming soon.

4. Dance it out

Have a playlist with upbeat songs on it and start playing it whenever your kid is in a bad mood. Dance with them and you’ll all soon be in a better mood.

5. Be patient

If trying to cheer your kid up doesn’t work, just be patient. Bad moods happen to everyone. Be there for them and let it
pass.

Sources:
https://www.parents.com/

https://www.parentmap.com/

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