My child just started Kindergarten….
Depending on the day of the week or the incident a different technique works.
1) literally throwing a fit. I let him go to another area where he’s safe and he can scream, run, kick the air and fling his arms. He cannot do these things to another person. Usually he ends up laughing
2) the hug technique- He is a super snuggly kid. So instead of him hugging himself I give him a bear hug
And he can’t let go until he can tell me why he was mad and that he wants a tickle fight. Again it ends in laughing