Do you have a child who gets frustrated and resorts to name-calling? 

Maybe you’ve tried everything… telling them “we don’t use those words”, talking about how “those words hurt people's feelings”, practicing calming techniques, ignoring it, taking them for a break, taking things away, sticker charts and rewards…

But nothing is working, and your child continues to melt down or name-call you or a sibling.

Many frustrated parents have asked us:

  • What should I do if my child is calling me names?
  • How should I discipline my child for name-calling?
  • How can I get my child to stop calling other kids names when they’re mad?


Gentle Parenting in Action: How to Handle Name-calling (in a way that actually works)

Here’s what to do in the moment when your child name-calls. We’ll show you how to help name-calling be a thing of the past.

As usual, we’re not going to give you the same advice about name-calling that’s available on the rest of the internet. At Happily Family, we do things differently.

In this short video, we’ll show you how name-calling is a sign that your child needs support and guidance, rather than discipline. 

You’ll see how you can use situations like name-calling as teaching opportunities that will ultimately strengthen your relationship with your child.

Do you have a question you’d like us to answer? Leave it in the comments–we read and respond to each one! 

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