A secret trick to help kids calm down

What do you do when your child starts to break down? Do you try to reassure them that everything’s fine and there’s no reason to be upset? Do you try to be logical and tell them why the situation isn’t upsetting? Do you tell them to just dust themselves off and keep going?

Anyone who’s ever dealt with a kid and big emotions has tried to calm them down by telling them they shouldn’t be upset.