Make It a Lesson
The best thing you can do with that moment when your child comments on someone's ugliness or funny smell? Turn it into a teaching moment—not just for your child, but for yourself. Dr. Finkelstein says, “These trying times are perfect opportunities for you to fine-tune your skills of patience, kindness and compassion. Remember, this is a process that unfolds over years. Single events, unless they create significant harm, are best kept in perspective.” In other words, relax!