When stress or conflicts happens people can lose the ability to mentalize effectively.
When you are stressed, you need to mentalize the most to manage your emotions but this is when people stop mentalizing and they actually need to mentalize the most.
We want parents to improve their ability to tolerate negative feelings and thoughts.
We do this by reflecting on how you and others think and feel about problems or situations.
We will reflect on a hypothetical or made up situation to practice reflective functioning.
AND we are going to focus on tolerance when we discuss your real-life experience.