…a parent must dance the child to his tears, to letting go, and to the sense of rest that comes in the wake of letting go…[a parent must] come alongside the child’s experience of frustration and provide comfort. The agenda should not be to teach a lesson but to move frustration to sadness…Much more important than our words is the child’s sense that we are with her, not against her.” – Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate, Hold on to Your Kids

Source: The Train Analogy That Will Completely Change How You See Your Crying Child – Pick Any Two