On pg 131 Dr. Laura Markham writes: "When storm clouds brew, even the most well-intentioned parent can get triggered and escalate the upset rather than calm it. But that's when your child most needs your help to learn to regulate".
She provides some tips (I'll write more of them later) and one is "Choose a scheduled meltdown. When you notice that your child's behavior is rigid, demanding, or off-track, it's time for a "scheduled meltdown". Ignoring his behavior and hoping he'll get into a better mood will result in an escalation of acting out until he ends up in a full-fledged upset, usually at the most inconvenient time for you. Instead, move into a "scheduled meltdown" on your own schedule -- while you're still calm enough to stay compassionate."
When reading this I was wondering how in the world can you "schedule a meltdown" and I still wonder the same thing. Any thoughts?