Reflective responding is a great tool to add to your parenting toolbox

Practice noticing your child's thoughts, wishes, and feelings and reflecting them back. For example, "You're so excited to go see Grandma today" or "It's really frustrating when those don't work the way you want them to."

Making reflective responses communicates to your child that you care to understand their world. It's also a great tool for modeling how to identify and express emotions appropriately.

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