A crying child can be one of the most upsetting and terrifying things for a parent to see. While our instincts tell us to try and make it stop as quickly as possible, trying to make the crying stop rarely has positive results. In this episode, James and Taylor return to discuss helping their kids work through their big emotions, and how their mindset and approach has changed over the years. They talk about the “train analogy” that suggests that big emotions are like a train heading through a tunnel that we can only help to see kids through rather than one that we can divert kids away from. They talk about strategies they use to be present with their kids when they are feeling their big emotions, to help their kids feel understood, and to ultimately help their kids to develop the tools to process and work through their big emotions.

-“The Train analogy that will change how you see your crying child”

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.