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16 Signs You’re Raising A Strong-Willed Child

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Strong-Willed Children May Have Severe Mood Swings

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Strong-willed kids can switch from one mood to the next much faster than most kids. They feel their emotions in a deep intense way, and find it very hard to self-regulate. One minute they may be sweet and obedient, and the next, they may be throwing a tantrum or highly irritable. But as a parent, you can help your child be more aware of their emotions and how it affects them. Strong-willed children need their parents to help them control their emotions and cope with them in a constructive way.

You can create cards that display different emotions and encourage your child to use them to let others know how they feel. If your child is feeling angry, he can show the “anger card” and ask if he can have some time to himself to calm down.

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