Firstly I agree with the great suggestions by Vivienne.
Another thing might be to take up practicing mindfulness.
It's an excellent way to help you shift your own response away from being reactive to simply having a choice about how you choose to respond in the moment. it halps to practice in the non stressful times so that you can develop your mindfulness muscle and be able to use it more and more in the stressful times.
There are courses and apps available to assist.
So as a starting point you could acknowledge yourrself with compassion for the beautiful aspiration you have to be calm with your son, then you could just feel your feet firmly on the ground and feel the support of the earth to help you access more presence in your body. Then breathe and take a couple of mindful breaths to feel into a place of presence and calm.
If you are not used to doing this it may take some practice. However, this will develop like anything you practice and you can get better at it! Then when your brain is triggered and ready to fire from a reactive place you will after a time notice that it becomes more automatic, to just pause, breathe and notice and then respond from this place of awareness.
All the best.
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