Mum in awe as son, 6, prevents brother having tantrum by managing his breathing

When it comes to children, many are often unable to cope with sad emotions or not getting their way.

This usually can result in a tantrum, with lots of crying and screaming.

It’s a scene that can be pretty stressful for all involved, with mums and dads sometimes finding it difficult to calm their little ones.

But one mum recently watched in awe as her six-year-old son prevented his brother from having a full-blown tantrum, like a natural.

In a clip shared to Twitter by @Ashleyoutloud the young boy can be seen using breathing techniques to calm his four-year-old sibling.

Ashley’s tweet read: “My four-year-old was about to have a whole tantrum and my six-year-old helped him manage his breathing so he could calm down… I’d say I’m doing freaking alright.”

Alongside this was the video, showing the older brother breathing in deeply and exhaling deeply, encouraging the other child to do as he does.

The younger sibling is starting to cry at the beginning of the clip and can be seen jumping up and down in frustration.

But as he copies the breathing techniques, he visibly becomes more relaxed.

In a follow-up tweet, Ashley explained that her son had been getting upset over the Ninetendo.

She wrote: “Some of you asked why he was crying, he wanted to play the Nintendo – if you have kids or have been around any you know they think it’s fully charged after being plugged in for only a millisecond… anyway it wasn’t and he started having a little meltdown til big bro intervened.

“Y’all would’ve LOST it had I recorded from the very beginning – my baby was all ‘I understand the pain I do but you just have to wait it’s not done yet’.

“THEN I started recording lol.”

The video has been viewed on Twitter more than one million times, garnering over 208,000 likes and more than 43,000 retweets.

One person replied: “Amazing job teaching them coping strategies to manage their emotions Momma!”

Another said: “My hearttt. You’re doing amazing.”

“You’ve raised a caring, compassionate child with useful coping skills, who wants to help others and you think that’s just alright? You’re a fantastic parent. Even when you make a mistake because everyone does, this grounding work will see y’all through,” added a third.