Hal Runkel from Scream Free Institute offers these tips:
It’s about controlling how I behave in a way that helps my kid control how he behaves. When I lose it with my son, I’m just as childish as he is – and he won’t respect me. It’s not easy, and I have to work at it every day. Here’s one truth: This is not anxiety-free parenting; it’s learning to manage anxiety, because that’s one of the hallmarks of being a grown-up. It’s about being able to make sound decisions in the midst of a tough situation. We respect people who are able to keep their calm amid chaos.