Acknowledge and validate children. When you see them first thing in the morning, when greet them after a long day or time away, and most importantly, when they’ve got fire on the brain and and are desperately trying to regulate their bodies and emotions.
Offer calm, soft eyes to say “I see you. I love you. You matter to me” and their mirror neutrons will actually share your calm and intuitively respond “to the change that he senses in you. This is the reason why, when you see a child differently, you quite literally see a different child.” Dr. Stuart Shanker discusses this in his #SelfReg blog.