When your child is in the middle of a bad meltdown simply touching their back can be calming. This may be the last thing on your mind as a parent especially if you are in public and getting stares from strangers. However your touch as a parent is powerful for your children!
Touch provides security for them. It communicates even in their mess that you as a parent love and care for them.
Touch and affection can be refreshing to parents as well. There is nothing more precious than a hug from my little ones after a long day at the office! Believe it or not your kids feel the same way! So the next time your child has a fit, reach your arms open to them and see what happens!