I am definitely stealing this strategy. Yay for Biscuit Re-Sets!
We have clear expectations.
(My ‘solution’ to the problem of the boys asking for things when I was in the middle of nappy changing, then getting furious when I didn’t respond instantly.)
We try to keep our lives as calm as we can. That doesn’t mean we are able to avoid Overwhelm all the time. Sometimes there are too many people and Eldest gets overwhelmed. Sometimes we have too many outings and Middly gets overwhelmed. Baby – being a toddler – can be overwhelmed by dropping a biscuit or being asked to tidy away his puzzle. Come to think of it, all three can be overwhelmed by being asked – or, even worse, told – to do something.
When the boys are feeling overwhelmed…
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