Connecting with other parents, other people really, is important. We cannot be an island. Australia is an island. So is Madagascar. We cannot be. We need other parents in our lives to balance us. To be there for us, just as we can be there for them.
I am often a fly by the seat of my pants parent when it comes to dealing with outbursts of emotion. Some of my best ideas seem to come when my children are melting down and just can’t control themselves. My parenting tool kit is forever changing. I am doing what works for us as a family and if I am seeing behaviors change and our family being more settled then I will continue to come up with random acts of parenting that might seem silly - but they totally work!