75. How to Handle Fits

Fits are the pits!  From the three-year-old screaming on the floor, the teenager slamming doors, to the adult yelling about something that went wrong, fits can happen at any age. Over time, you CAN create an environment in your home and family where fits can be eliminated.

This week we are changing it up and sharing a podcast from one year ago that feels very timely. We’ve had so many parents text, call or email lately asking, “What is going on with my kid? They are constantly throwing a fit!” So we want to share practical advice on how to handle fits in your home.

Listen as we discuss the following topics in this week’s podcast to empower you when you’re faced with a full-on fit from your child.

  • What should parents do when kids throw a fit?
  • What’s the difference between a fit and venting frustration?
  • What defines a fit?
  • How can our reactions make a fit worse?
  • How can pursuing God help make fits happen less often?
  • What are ways we can invest in the relationship even when a fit is happening?
  • How do you communicate to your kids that fits are acceptable or not?
  • What happens when you respond to your child’s fit by throwing a fit yourself?
  • How can you build a fit-proof home?
  • How can pursuing your kid defuse a fit?
  • How does our child’s need for attention contribute to fits?

If you have a question or a parenting issue that you’d like us to discuss in a future podcast, email us at [email protected].

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