Once Lucy explained neuroplasticity to Tashi, he started to think that
maybe he wasn’t bad at emotions after all. He thought about how it
takes time for the brain to form connections and make new pathways to
Tashi started to practice breathing and taking deep breaths. When he
was in his room with his toys, he pretended they made him mad. He
practiced taking deep breaths, counting, and reacting calmly. He tried
reacting appropriately with his dad, sister and even his dog. Along the
way, Tashi began to make a new path in his brain for handling emotions.
It wasn’t easy but the next day, Tashi handled his emotions calmly when
Rosa accidently threw a ball right into his lunchbox.